Nicholas Roerich Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1874. A prolific painter, he was also a well-known set designer for ballets and operas, an archaeologist, activist, writer, and philosopher. He believed beauty and knowledge were crucial ingredients of peace.
Roerich sought to make connections, especially between Western thought and Eastern beliefs. In 1920, he and his wife, Helena, founded the Agni Yoga Society, which promotes the common good through a “living ethic.” In 1923 the Roeriches began a journey of exploration in the Himalayas. Five years later they settled in India’s Kullu Valley and established the Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute. The following year, Roerich proposed an international treaty for preserving cultural treasures. The Roerich Pact was signed by the nations of the Pan-American Union in 1935.
Roerich’s Himalayan paintings convey the spiritual goals and sense of mission that guided his life. He died in 1947 in Kullu, and his ashes were buried on a slope facing the mountains.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Tibet: A Monastery, 1944
Red Horses, 1925
St. Prokopius, 1914