NAGAYEVSKAYA YELENA VARNAVOVNA (1900-1990)
Studied at the Central Asian University in Tashkent (1920-24). In 1927 arrives in Moscow where studies at the school of cloth-painting, at the Art Professional courses (1927-30), took lessons of painting from N.Udaltsova and A.Lentulov. In 1930 met A.Kuprin and was his good friend up to his last day.From 1930 - participated in exhibitions. In 1949 graduated from the art criticism department of the Moscow University. Published monographies about sculptors O.Manuilova, I.Chaikov and others. Painted a lot of landscapes of central regions of Russia and the Crimea.
Her works are kept in art museums of Novosibirsk, Lvov, Minsk, Nukus, Simferopol, Sevastopol, in museum "New Jerusalem" in Istra, etc.