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At a Glance
Bekker's personal documents, most of which are of an educational and military nature. There is also a handwritten poem "Karl Marks v R.S.F.S.R. (misticheskaia poema)."
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nikolai Nikolaevich Bekker Documents; Box and Folder (if known); Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Documents: Method of acquisition--Transfer from Harriman Institute; Date of acquisition--1983.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Documents Accessioned 1983.
Documents Processed 07/--/83.
Formerly part of Bakhmeteff (BAR) General Ms Collection with Coll No. BAR Gen Ms Coll/Bekker, Nikolai.
2020-02-26 PDF removed. jg
2021-10-06 new collection number was assigned as a part of the project of integrating BAR Gen Ms into BAR manuscript collection; record updated; notes revised and expanded, bio note added. ksd
History / Biographical Note
Nikolai Nikolaevich Bekker (1877-1962), painter, graphic artist, scene-designer. He was born to family of an architect and academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts Nikolai Fedorovich Bekker. Graduated of the Engineering Institute of the Ministry of Communications (Institut Inzhenerov Putei Soobshcheniia). After the revolution he emigrated to Constantinople, then moved to Paris where he continued his career as a portrait painter. In 1924-1932 he exhibited at the salon of the National Society of Fine Arts (member of the salon since 1925). He worked for a long time in London and Madrid, having painted many portraits of representatives of the English and Spanish nobility. Buried in Nice.