Nikolai Semenovich Samokish
Nikolai Samokish, USSR Artist.
Samokish, Nikolai was born on October 25, 1860 in Nezhin.
Pupil of R.Tsybulskii in Nezhin. Studied at the Petersburg Academy of Arts, 1879-1885, under B.Villevalde, and at the Paris Academy of Arts, 1885-1886. Pupil of the battle painter E. Detail.
Battle painter. Professor at the Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1912. Dean of the battle painting department from 1913. Book illustrator. Exhibited from 1887.
Personal exhibitions: Kharkov, Kiev, Simferopol’, 1940, the Jubilee Exhibition, Moscow, 1941, Simferopol’, 1957.