Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff biography Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff biography
HOME
Burlington Paintings
GALLERY SEARCH
Burlington Paintings
OUR LOCATION
Burlington Paintings
CONTACT US
Burlington Paintings
ABOUT BURLINGTON
Burlington Paintings
LATEST CATALOGUE
Burlington Paintings
NEWSLETTERS
Burlington Paintings
Exhibitions
Burlington Paintings
All Artists
Burlington Paintings
All Paintings
Burlington Paintings
Modern Artists
Burlington Paintings
Animals
Burlington Paintings
Genre
Burlington Paintings
Interior
Burlington Paintings
Landscapes
Burlington Paintings
Marine and Coastal
Burlington Paintings
Sporting
Burlington Paintings
Still Life
Burlington Paintings
Topographical
Burlington Paintings
Watercolours and Drawings
Burlington Paintings
Wildlife
Burlington Paintings
Burlington Paintings
Burlington Paintings GO
Burlington Paintings
10 and 12 Burlington Gardens,
LONDON W1S 3EY, UK
Burlington Paintings
Tel : +44 (0)20 7734 9984
Burlington Paintings
Fax : +44 (0)20 7494 3770
Burlington Paintings
pictures@burlington.co.uk
Burlington Paintings
MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH
ANTIQUE DEALERS' ASSOCIATION
Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff biography
Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff
Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff biography
1840 - 1925
Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff biography
Harlamoff was born in Saratoff, Russia in 1840. He studied at the Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg where he won a gold medal and a travel scholarship in 1868. He used this scholarship to travel to Paris where he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and worked with Leon Bonnat.
During his early career Harlamoff painted many genre and religious subjects and he also became an established portrait painter. Two of his more important sitters were the Tsar Alexander II and Prince Demidoff and he also painted Yvan Tourgueniev and Pauline Viardot-Garcia.
By the 1880s Harlamoff was concentrating on his paintings of Bohemian children and young peasant girls. It was these subjects, which he painted with enormous sensitivity, that gained the artist international fame and recognition. Queen Victoria greatly admired one such work of children playing with flowers, at the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1888.
Harlamoff was particularly skilful at painting faces. He used very soft and natural colours and paid great attention to delicately highlighting the cheeks and temples. His masterful portrayal of the eyes always draws the viewer directly in to the painting and emphasises the innocence and beauty of the sitter. Harlamoff sometimes used warm crimson colours to contrast with the pale skin tones and the backgrounds were often dark and impressionistic. His paintings can be found in museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg and in important private collections all over the world.


Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff biography
VIEW PAINTINGS
Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff biography
BACK TO LIST

Alexei Alexeiwitch Harlamoff biography