Сегодня родился Рерих Святослав Николаевич
On October 23, 1904 Roerich Svyatoslav Nikolaevich was born. This is a Russian and an Indian artist, a public figure, a a collector of Oriental art, a honorary member of Academy of Arts of the USSR. His main genres of paintings — landscapes, portraits, symbolical compositions. Svyatoslav was born in St. Petersburg in a family of Russian artist Nikolay Konstantinovich Roerich. The father often took him with himself in archaeological trips to Old Russian cities. Fr om 1916 to 1918 he together with his family lives in Finland where at 13-year age painted the first portrait of the father. Since 1919 Svyatoslav Roerich was trained in London, in Royal academy of arts where studies architecture. In the USA Svyatoslav Roerich continues architectural education, at first at school of Columbia University on architectural department, and then studies at Harvard university, at the same time visiting sculptural office of university of Massachusetts. In the same time he was engaged in painting, book illustrations and graphics. Having finished his study, since 1931 Svyatoslav Nikolaevich constantly lives in India, having moved from the USA to his family. He takes active part in public and cultural life in India and more and more time gives to painting. India became for him his homeland. Svyatoslav took part in work of Institute of the Himalaya researches "Urusvati". The first art exhibition of S. N. Roerich in the USSR opened on May 11, 1960 in the State museum of the fine arts. The pictures of Roerich are graceful, laconic, they transfer a spiritual and emotional image of a person.