Alexei Harlamoff Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
10-18-1840 Dyachevka, RUS - 4-10-1925 Paris, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff (Harlamov) was born into serfdom in a small village on the river Volga. When he was ten years old in 1850 his parents won their freedom and Harlamoff was now free to become a guest student in 1854 at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. After three years of study, he won a silver medal for a drawing.
In 1868 Alexei Harlamoff completes his studies, and wins a first class gold medal for his Return of the Prodigal Son, along with the medal he also received a scholarship to study abroad, endowed with a scholarship from the Imperial Academy of Arts traveled to Paris via Germany. In Paris, in 1872 he studied in the studio of Leon Bonnat for a year.
He also traveled to Brussels and to then to London where he visited an exhibition of Old Masters. The Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg commissioned him to copy Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp at the Hague. For a year, starting in 1871, he made a meticulous reproduction of the oil painting.
Alexei Harlamoff in 1878 exhibited his oil paintings simultaneously at the Salon and at the Universal Exhibition in Paris where he was awarded a second class medal for his portrait of Alexander Fedorovich Onegin. Known for his portraits of women and children, in 2008 his oil painting The Arrangement was sold at auction for US$1.0 million.
Art Movement: Academic.
Artists Influencing Alexei Harlamoff: Alexei T. Markov, Léon Bonnat.
He Traveled To France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, England.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.