Vasily Surikov was born on January, 12th (24 on new style) 1848 in Krasnoyarsk in the family of a provincial registrar. In the middle of XVI century Surikov’s ancestors had gone on a gain of Siberia; they battled to hordes, and then settled on the new grounds for the constant residence. Surikov’s ancestors considered as ones of the city founders. They participated in the well-known revolt against Durnov. " In Siberia people another, than in Russia: free, courageous ", - Surikov wrote. Huge influence on Vasily Ivanovicha was rendered by his mother Praskovja Fyodorovna
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Agni Publishing House (Samara, Russia), Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York) and Fine Arts Academy Gallery (Moscow, Russia) have published a unique album, dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
Will be available on the second volume of a unique publication dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
The album was released by the publishing house "Agni" (Samara), with active cooperation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, as well as the Moscow Gallery Fine Arts Academy and the St. Petersburg State Museum and Institute of the Roerich Family.