Alexey (Alexei) Bogoliubov

Etretat – The Artists – Bogolyubov, Alexey (Alexei)

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who worked in Etretat. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Alexey Bogolyubov
Alexey Bogolyubov

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Alexey Petrovich Bogolyubov (1824 – 1896) was a Russian landscape painter. Bogolyubov was born in the Pomeranie village of Novgorod Gubernia. His father was retired colonel Pyotr Gavriilovich Bogolyubov. Bogolyubov’s maternal grandfather was the well-known philosopher and social critic Alexander Radishchev.

In 1841, Alexey graduated from military school, serving in the Russian Navy and travelling with the fleet to many countries. In 1849, he started to attend classes of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts, where he studied under Maxim Vorobiev. The young painter was greatly influenced by Ivan Ayvazovsky. In 1853, he finished the Academy with a major Gold medal. He retired as a navy officer and was appointed an artist to the Navy headquarters.

From 1854 to 1860, he travelled around Europe and worked prolifically. In Paris, he admired the artists of the Barbizon School. French painters Camille Corot and Charles-François Daubigny were good friends and collaborators with Bogolyubov.

He was Nikolay Nikolayevich Gritsenko’s professor in art.

After 1873, Bogolyubov lived primarily in Paris, because of his heart condition. His house was like a Russian colony: frequent visitors included Ivan Turgenev, Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Vasily Polenov, Mark Antokolski, Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin.

Bogolyubov died on 3 February 1896 in Paris. After his death, Bogolyubov left all his money and capital (around 200 thousand Russian rubles approximately US$6 million) to the museum and its painting school. The school was opened after Bogolyubov’s death and named Bogolyubov’s Painting School. Among painters who attended Bogolyubov’s School were such important modernist painters as Victor Borisov-Musatov, Alexei Karev and Pavel Kuznetsov.

Click here to read Bogolyubov’s full bio on Wikipedia.

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1874 - Alexey (Alexei) Bogoliubov - Boats at Etretat
1874 – Alexey (Alexei) Bogolyubov – Boats at Etretat

TODAY: There still is no harbour at Etretat but they do have an active coastal fishing fleet. The boats are dragged on land.

1874 - Alexey (Alexei) Bogoliubov - Fishing Boats, Etretat
1874 – Alexey (Alexei) Bogolyubov – Fishing Boats, Etretat
1874 - Alexey (Alexei) Bogoliubov - Laundress in Etretat, Morning
1874 – Alexey (Alexei) Bogolyubov – Laundress in Etretat, Morning
1877 - Alexey (Alexei) Bogoliubov - Etretat Ebb, France
1877 – Alexey (Alexei) Bogolyubov – Etretat Ebb, France
???? - Alexey (Alexei) Bogoliubov - Etretat, family of fishermen near the boats
???? – Alexey (Alexei) Bogolyubov – Etretat, family of fishermen near the boats
???? - Alexey (Alexei) Bogoliubov - Sunset at Etretat
???? – Alexey (Alexei) Bogolyubov – Sunset at Etretat

NOTE: The arch in the cliffs is a famous arche, known as “Porte d’Aval”. There are three of these archways in Etretat.

Alexeu (Alexei) painted in the following cities (links “” to his paintings will appear below when published):

Etretat is the second most popular and visited place in Normandy (the first being Mont Saint-Michel). And since it was popular, many artists came here to be inspired by its nature and scenic environments. Here is a list of artists who worked in Etretat (a link “⇠” to their work will appear when published).

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Today: Fishing fleet dragged on land
Today: Fishing fleet dragged on land
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