Nikolai Yaroshenko

Nikolai Alexandrovich Yaroshenko (1846 - 1898), Russian painter.

The son of a Russian army officer, he chose a military career, but also studied art at Kramskoi's drawing school and at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1876 he became a leading member of a group of Russian painters called the Peredvizhniki. Yaroshenko retired as a Major General in 1892.