Nicholas Roerich was born in the late 19th century in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was known for more than his art, and was also a philosopher, a scientist a writer and an insatiable traveler.
It’s A Long Tale
It’s almost impossible to put tell his story in a nutshell, but here are some highlights. An avid traveler Nicholas was able to incorporate different cultural imagery and ideas into his work. This lends a uniqueness to his body of work (which includes something like 7,000 paintings alone). He was also instrumental in building the first Buddhist Temple in Russia as he felt a connection with the beliefs of the east.
You can learn more about him and his work at The Roerich Museum.
And just because I like it…
Growing List of Masters
This site has always had a focus on art, I like it as much as I like horses. It’s been interesting to look at the horses of some of the known & unknown masters of art. Be sure to check out all of the horses of the masters I’ve collected so far.