ZARETSKY Nikolai Vasilyevich (1876-1959) Varyushka, born Pantyukhin. Early 1930s.
Pencil on paper 40 x 26.5 cm The project of a doll for the performance «Petrushka» for the Prague Puppet Theater. Nikolai Zaretsky - Russian artist, graphic artist, art historian, historian, uniformologist. He graduated from the Tver Cavalry School and the Drawing School of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts (1912). From 1920, he was in exile in Berlin. He was chairman of the Union of Russian painters, sculptors and architects. From 1931 he lived in Prague. In 1951 he moved to Paris. The personal archive of the artist is kept in the Literary Archives of the Museum of National Literature in Prague and the archives of Columbia University in New York.