The Painter and the Model. Nicholas Bodarevsky (Russian, 1850-1921). Oil on canvas.
Bodarevsky graduated from the Odessa drawing school, which was run by the Imperial Academy of Arts. From 1869 to 1873 he studied at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. During his studies, he won four silver medals, and two small gold medals. In 1875 Bodarevsky was awarded the title of the first class artist.