Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) was a Russian painter. He was raised and educated in St. Petersburg, where he drank deeply of the artistic revival of fin de siècle Russia. He and his wife traveled widely in Russia and founded the Buddhist sect known as Agni Yoga.
White Stone, tempera on canvas, 1933.
I really enjoy Roerich's stark landscapes composed of sharp, angular lines vibrant colors. They strongly remind me of the animation of Genndy Tartakovsky.
Glory to the Hero, tempera on canvas, 1933.
St. Francis, tempera on canvas, 1932.
The Sage, tempera on cardboard, 1944. Set design for Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring.