Abraham Bogdanove  (1988 - 1946) 

Born in Russia in 1888, Bogdanove immigrated to the United States in 1900 with his family. Upon arrival in New York City, he began to study art at the Cooper Union Institute of Art. In 1903, he enrolled at the National Academy of Design. While at the National Academy of Design, Bogdanove primarily worked under the famed painters George Willoughby Maynard and Francis Coates Jones. By the time he left the Academy in 1911, Bogdanove had been awarded several honors, including the Hallgarten Prize.

Bogdanove continued his education at Columbia University School of Architecture, where he trained under Francis Davis Millet (1846–1912), one of the leading mural painters in the country, from 1908 to 1910. Later, Bogdanove earned a New York City Board of Education license as a specialist in art mural decoration and became an instructor at the New York Evening School of Industrial Art. He received several mural commissions including those for the Hebrew Sheltering and Guardian Society and various civic buildings throughout New York City.

In 1918, Bogdanove found the inspiring landscapes that would in_ uence the rest of his artistic career on Monhegan, a tiny island o_ the midcoast of Maine that has attracted countless artists, including Robert Henri, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and Edward Redfield.
His work was shown in several major exhibitions, such as those at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Carnegie Institute. In 1957, a show featuring Bogdanove’s coastal views of Maine was held at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine. Many of his pieces have been selected for established private and public collections.