Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich (Rerikh)
1874 - 1947 (Naggar, India)
Russian painter, archeologist, traveler, public figure, and thinker. At a meeting on January 21, 1911 of the Ethnography Section of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, Roerich and Prokudin-Gorsky presented a proposal about their planned trip along the Volga, through the Urals, and into Central Asia to take cinematic and photographic shots. The summer of that same year, in a letter from a German resort, Roerich told his wife that he did not want “...to go to Kostroma with Prokudin.” Nevertheless, some of Roerich’s paintings literally reproduce a number of Prokudin-Gorsky’s architectural shots, possibly providing evidence of their association.