Makovsky Nicolai Yegorovich
Makovsky Nicolai Yegorovich (1842–1886) was a descendant of a renowned Makovsky family - a son of Yegor I. Makovsky and a brother of Konstantin Ye. Makovsky and Vladimir Ye. Makovsky. The artist studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in the department of architecture from 1859 until 1966. Soon after graduation from the Academy, however, he changed his speciality from architecture to painting. He was awarded the “Second Degree Artist” title by the Academy of Arts for his painting “The View of Moscow”. In his early years, he specialized in creating architectural views, characterized by precision of structural and art features, as well as ancient Moscow memorials and its vicinities, such as the view of Dyakovo village in Kolomenskoye, near Moscow (represented at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow). In 1870, Makovsky became one of the founders of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions. In early 1880s, he created a series of Moscow landscapes depicting distinctive picturesque places, such as “Blagoveschensky Cathedral, “ 1884 (the State Russian Museum), and “At Krutitsky Tower,”( the State Tretyakov Gallery).