Nicholas Konstantin Roerich (1874-1947)

“Versatile Russian-born painter, poet, writer, and mystic, and founder of the Agni Yoga Society. He was born in St. Petersburg on September 27, 1874, and educated at the University of St. Petersburg, becoming a graduate of the law school. He studied drawing and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, and in Paris, France. In 1901, he married Helena Ivanov Shaposhnikov; they had two children. Both Nicholas and Helena Roerich were initially influenced by the theosophical writings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the co-founder of Theosophy, and later by Rudolf Steiner, founder of Anthroposophy, and Alice A. Bailey.


I have decided to post a few of the works by Nicholas Konstantin Roerich. I came across his work while looking into a call for grant submissions for spiritual art. His work is less fantastical than artists like Futsch but encompass pan-theistic ideas and a use of color tin which he seems to have grasped much of Stiener’s ideas of color. The influence seems to be tangible.


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