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Nilus Petr Alexandrovich
Pseudonyms,autonyms and aliases: Slovetsky 1869–1943  

Nilus Petr

February 8, 1869 (d Busheny Podolia) - May 23, 1943 (Paris)

painter, graphic artist, art critic

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Нилус, Пётр Александрович


Nilus Petr

February 8, 1869 (d Busheny Podolia) - May 23, 1943 (Paris)

painter, graphic artist, art critic

Of noble family, the son of a lawyer. He spent his childhood in the village Busheny and Odessa (1877). General education in the real school of St. Peter and Paul Church in Odessa. Studied at Odessa drawing school (1883-1889) by K. Kostandi. In 1889, on the recommendation of the Repin joined the IAH, but in 1890 left his studies and returned to Odessa.

lived in Odessa. In 1890 traveled to Germany, Austria, Italy and France. Was friendly with Kuprin, IA Bunin. He painted mostly genre scenes, he worked as a landscape painter, portraitist. In the early 1900's went through a passion for Art Nouveau, Impressionism.

in 1890 was made a founding member and regular exhibitor (until 1919) Association of South Russian artists. Member (since 1899) and exponential (1891-1918) TPHV. Held a solo exhibition in Odessa (1915).

In the 1890's - 1900's, wrote for the Odessa press reviews of Russian and foreign exhibitions, articles on contemporary artists and on the teaching museum. Participated in the literary and artistic collections "Our Nights" (Odessa, 1903), "Literature and art collection in favor of Jewish children, orphaned and destitute during the pogrom in Odessa" (Odessa, 1906), "The Word" (Moscow, 1908) "Drukarov" (Moscow, 1910). Published a book of stories "on the shore of the Sea (Moscow, 1918)" Moon "(Odessa, 1919).

After the October Revolution took part in the reorganization of the Odessa Art School and the establishment of the Odessa Union of Plastic Arts. Since 1918 - Member of the City Council of the intellectuals. A cycle of paintings "demonstration" (1917). Participated in the 1-st state free exhibition of works of art (1919) in Petrograd.

In early 1920, left Russia in the flow of white emigration. In 1920-1923 traveled to cities in Eastern Europe, held exhibitions in Sofia (1920), Vidin (1921), Zagreb (1922, 1923), Bucharest and Belgrade (both - 1923). In early 1924 he settled in Paris. Wrote Symbolic romantic landscapes, still lifes (1920), in 1930 returned to the realistic manner.

exhibited work in the salons of the National Society of Fine Arts (1925-1928), Independent (1925-1943, with interruptions), the Tuileries (1930-1939, with interruptions), Autumn (1936, 1938). Held solo exhibitions in galleries in Paris "Petit J.", "Charpentier" (both - 1924), Bernheim (1929), "Zak" (1934). Works Nilus also exhibited at exhibitions of the Art Society to them. KK Kostandi in Odessa (1925-1926).

in 1975 at the Salon d'Automne in Paris held a retrospective exhibition of the artist.

Creativity Nilus represented in many museum collections, including the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Literary Museum, Odessa Art Museum, the Luxembourg Museum and others.

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