ALEXEI HARLAMOFF PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
Alexei Alexeiewitsch Harlamoff was born in Saratov, Russia in 1840. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg and later at L’ Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. It was in Paris that he studied under the great portrait painter Leon Bonnat, under whose guidance Harlamoff’s natural talent for portraiture excelled. Among his sitters and patrons were Tsar Alexander II and Prince Demidoff.
By the 1880s Harlamoff was concentrating on portraits of children and young peasant girls, often using his own daughter as a sitter. His paintings captured an innocence and natural beauty for which he received much acclaim. Examples of his work can be seen at the State Russian Museum and the Alexander III Museum, St Petersburg and the Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow.