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Nikolay Gay

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Nikolay Gay Biography

Nikolay Nikolayevich Gay, a Russian artist, was born into a noble family of French origin: his great-grandfather emigrated from France at the end of the 18th century during the Great French Revolution. The parents of Gay died when he was still a child. He was brought up by his serf nurse, who taught him, as he later said, compassion for the humiliated and insulted, a keen sense of other people’s sorrows.

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Nikolay Gay Bibliography

Nikolai Nikolaevich Gay. by N. Zograf. Leningrad. 1968. (in Russian)

Nikolai Gay. by V. Porudominsky. Moscow. 1970. (in Russian)

Gay. by A.Verezhagina. Russian Painters of the XIX century. Moscow. 1988. (in Russian)

The Art and Architecture of Russia (Pelican History Art) by George Heard Hamilton. Yale Univ Pr, 1992.

A Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Artists 1420-1970 by John Milner. Antique Collectors' Club, 1993.