Andrey Osipovich Karelin

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Andrey Osipovich Karelin (Андре́й О́сипович Каре́лин, 1837—1906) was a Russian painter and photographer.

Andrey Osipovich Karelin was born on July 4, 1837, in the village of Selezny in the Tambov region. He studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1857 to 1864. In 1869 he opened his studio in Nizhny Novgorod. He made photo–portraits and views of the city. In 1870 together with landscape painter Shishkin he created the album “Nizhny Novgorod.” From 1870 to 1880 he created his “Art Album of Photos from Life” which comprised studio genre scenes of idyllic family life. He took part in and won prizes at numerous exhibitions. He taught painting in Nizhny Novgorod for everyone and he took an active part in the Artistic culture of the city. He created a large gallery of portraits of Russian scientists, writers, musicians, artists and public figures. In 1886 he issued the album “Views of Nizhny Novgorod,” and thus returned to landscape photography. Karelin died in 1906 in Nizhny Novgorod [1].