Nikolai Petrovich Glushchenko
Glushchenko, Nikolai Petrovich
Born Sept. 4 (17), 1901, in Novomoskovsk, in what is now Dnepropetrovsk Oblast; died Oct. 31, 1977, in Kiev. Soviet painter. People’s Artist of the USSR (1976).
Glushchenko studied at the Academy of Arts in Berlin from 1919 to 1924. In 1925 he moved to Paris, where he painted for several years. He returned to the USSR in 1936. Glushchenko was primarily a landscape painter. His works include portraits of H. Barbusse and R. Rolland (both 1934, M. Gorky Literary Museum, Moscow). His cycles Kiev After Liberation (1944) and Through Lenin’s Places (1966–70) are displayed at the Museum of Ukrainian Fine Arts of the Ukrainian SSR in Kiev.
Glushchenko received the Shevchenko State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR in 1972. Glushchenko was awarded the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.