2002 – Awarded Grand Prize in “Portrait Competition of the American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA
2004 – Awarded Best of Show in International Portrait Competition of the Portrait Society of America, Boston, USA
"He used a large fan brush and a single stroke to create the hair down the sides of the model’s face. Much of the facial skin tones were also created with very large brushes. Each stroke of the brush created something that still exists as originally placed on the canvas."
Selected Media Highlights
"Blokhin epitomizes the prestigious tradition of intensive training that was perfected by Russia’s academic masters more than a century ago. A native of Saint Petersburg, he excelled at his district’s art school and headed to the “Repin Institute,” ..."
"Inspiration In Random Moments" - Artist Nikolai Blokhin”
INTERVIEW IN NIKOLAI BLOKHIN'S ART STUDIO
12.03.2020 Nevskaya palitra