Nikolai Mikhailovich Romadin

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Romadin, Nikolai Mikhailovich


Born May 6 (19), 1903, In Samara, Present-Day Kuibyshev. Soviet Painter. People’s Artist of the Ussr (1971); member of the Academy of Arts of the Ussr (1967).

From 1923 to 1930, Romadin attended the Moscow Vkhute-mas-Vkhutein (State Higher Arts and Technical Studios-Higher Art and Technical Institute). His paintings include historical-revolutionary scenes (The Revolutionary Committee at the Front, 1934–35, Sverdlovsk Picture Gallery) and interiors (White Night, 1947, Tret’iakov Gallery). He is best known for his small landscapes, in which scenes of Russian nature are recreated with intense exuberance (the series The Volga—the Russian River, 1944–45, Tret’iakov Gallery; State Prize of the USSR, 1946). Many of Romadin’s works are noted for a masterful rendering of evening and night light.

Romadin has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and various medals.


Nedoshivin, G. Nikolai Mikhailovich Romadin. Moscow, 1961.
Zemlia rodnaia: Peizazhi Romadina. [Album. Text by K. Paustovskii. Moscow, 1971.]
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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