Exhibit of Dr. Rimsky-Korsakov

Dear Dr. Gause,

I am glad you got all files intact. Of course I authorize you to exhibit them on your Internet site.

I was born in St.Petersburg on September 4th, 1936, in the family of descendants of the famous Russian composer N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov. In fact I am his great-grandson.

I graduated from the high school in 1953 and was admitted to the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute in same year. There I studied nuclear physics and graduated in 1959. I got a job at the Khlopin Radium Institute, first as "Senior Lab Technician", then "Junior Researcher", "Senior Researcher", "Head of the Laboratory", "Deputy Director for Science", and then "Director General".

Most of my research was in applied nuclear physics, I received PhD in 1966 and became full Doctor of Sciences in 1985.

I started drawing as a schoolboy (I never had any training), then started putting my drawings (mostly watercolors) on walls at home - to impress visitors and to show them something which I called "non-realistic-non-standard". I was never interested in reproducing nature, mostly used my imagination, and was generally much impressed by surrealists like Dali, Magritte, but also enjoyed early Renaissance (Italians, Bosch, Durer). Later I learned about Maurice Escher (probably very noticeable in my drawings). I have also tried oil painting, but the lack of training prevented any progress in this field. Well, that's about all.

Yes, I forgot - some of my stuff has been shown around 1983-1984 at a "Paintings by Scientists" exhibit in Leningrad.


A. Rimsky-Korsakov

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