Alexander Barkoff (1870-1942), Russian /Finnish

Born on September 4, 1870, in Helsinki, Finland, died in 1942 in Athens, Greece. He studied art between 1890 and 1895 at the Art Academy in Helsinki. Made study trips to Paris and Florence afterwards. Since 1927, he moved to Greece where he lived in Thessaloniki and Athens until the end of his life. There, he produced more than 250 works of art, many of them depicting the daily life of Thessaloniki or the surrounding Aegean Macedonian towns and villages. His works of art can be found in Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki and in J.P. Kostopoulos Foundation in Greece.
Alexander Barkoff (1870 -1942) Thessaloniki, ~1930 watercolor
Alexander Barkoff (1870 -1942) Thessaloniki, ~1930 watercolor

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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