Nikolai Rumyantsev

Румянцев, Николай Николаевич


Born Nizhnii Novgorod, 27 April 1867

Died Kirov, 25 April 1937


Rumyanstsev, son of a captain of the riverboats on the Volga, Kama and Viatka rivers, often joined his father on his trips and was captivated by de scenery. He started drawing and would not finish his regular school education. He went to work in Vyatka and met with artists whith whom he exchanged artistic information. In 1897 he went to St. Petersburg and studied at the Art Academy. He became instrumental in the opening of the first art museum in Vyatka.