Николай Беккер, Nicolas Becker
Nikolai Becker worked tirelessly in Turkey for three years. He created at least 168 portraits of men and women (among them admirals and their families, commanders-in-chief, diplomats, etc.).
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Anonymous. “Vystavka hudojnika N.N. Beckera.” Presse du Soir, 20 May 1922, p. 3.
Anonymous. “Vystavka N.N. Beckera v Pera Palace.” Presse du Soir, 26 May 1922, p. 3.
Anonymous. “Vystavka Soyuza Russkih Hudojnikov.” Presse du Soir, 19 June 1922, n.p.
Anonymous. “Hudojnik N.N. Becker.” Teatr i Jizn’, no. 10, June 1929, p. 19.
Anonymous. “Nikolai Becker: Portraitist of Russian Royalty.” 19 June 2015, ninecarolineantiques.com, https://ninecarolineantiques.com/nikolai-becker-portraitist-russian-royalty. Accessed 2 August 2020.
Leykind, Oleg, et al. Hudojniki Russkogo Zarubej’ya (1). Izd.dom “Mir”, 2019, pp. 214–215.
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Archives & Special Collections at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts).
Slavonic Library (Slovanská knihovna) in Prague.
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I wish to express my most sincere gratitude to the representatives of the Archives & Special Collections at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts) for their enormous assistance. My deep gratitude also goes to the representatives of the Slavonic Library (Slovanská knihovna) in Prague for helping me tremendously during my work at the library.
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Istanbul, Ottoman Empire/Turkey (1920–1923); Paris, France (1923–1950s).
Küçük Yazıcı 4 (now presumably Tarlabaşı Blv. 79), Hüseyinağa, Beyoğlu, Istanbul (studio).
Not only did Ivanoff become one of the founders and chairman of the Union of Russian Painters in Constantinople, but he also became famous for “Drawing Thursdays”, which took place at his apartment.
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Foster W. Stearns not only actively supported Russian-speaking émigré artists in Istanbul but also assembled a collection of their works which has survived to this day.
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The exhibition of Russian-speaking émigré artists at Taksim Military Barracks was the first major exhibition organised by the Union of Russian Painters in Constantinople.
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The Union existed for less than two years but in that short space of time a tremendous amount of work was done by its members, refugees from the Russian Empire.
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The Pera Palace was the gem of Pera district where people gathered to wine and dine and be entertained, as well as to discuss the issues of the day.
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