Alexei Harlamoff Russia

10-18-1840 Dyachevka, RUS - 4-10-1925 Paris, FRA

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Alexei Harlamoff paintings are signed "Harlamoff", which may be a translation he learned while studying in Paris. One transliteration into English would be "Aleksei Alekseevich Kharlamov".

Alexei Harlamoff was born into a family of serfs in the village of Dyachevka near Saratov on the river Volga. In 1850 Harlamoff’s parents win their freedom. Harlamoff becomes a guest student in 1854 at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Three years later he was awarded a second class silver medal for a drawing.

In 1868 Harlamoff completes his studies, he wins a first class gold medal for his Return of the Prodigal Son, and he is granted a scholarship abroad, endowed with a scholarship from the Imperial Academy of Arts travels to Paris crossing Germany.

He travels to Brussels and to London where he visits an exhibition of Old Masters. In November the Academy of Arts commissions him to copy Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.

Alexei Harlamoff exhibits simultaneously his paintings at the Salon and at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1878. He is awarded a second class medal for his portrait of Alexander F. Onegin.

Movement: Academic
Influences: Alexei T. Markov, Léon Bonnat
Traveled: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, England
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