Svyatoslav Roerich, The portrait of the Guru

Svyatoslav ROERICH

Saint-Petersburg, 1904 - 1993, Bangalor

The portrait of the Guru

Tempera on canvas, 122 x 91.5 cm

Besides landscapes he painted many portraits from which it would be desirable to mention the portraits of his father Nicholas Roerich, the Prime Minister of India Dzhavaharlala Nehru and Svyatoslav Roerich’s wife Deviki Rani. His personal exhibitions, which were taking place in Soviet Union in 1960 and also in 1974, had a colossal success.

The portrait of the guru is the greatest example of the portrait art of Svyatoslav Roerich.  The strong face and its straightforward expression are key characteristics of spiritually developed personality.


Private collection, New York

Private collection, Zurich

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