The watercolor painted by Nikolai Fedorovich Lapshin in 1939 is called “In the Mikhailovsky Garden”. True, during these years the Mikhailovsky Garden was called the garden named after “MOPR”. But for Nikolai Fedorovich, a resident of St. Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad, this garden remained Mikhailovsky.

Nikolai Fyodorovich Lapshin was born in St. Petersburg in 1891. Having received a good art education, he worked all his life in his hometown. Nikolai Fedorovich is one of the representatives of the Leningrad landscape school. Nikolai Fyodorovich Lapshin died of starvation in besieged Leningrad in 1942. But his bright warm landscapes of his hometown still delight us.

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