1753/1754 (?). St Petersburg - 1824, St Petersburg

Painter, founding father of the Russian school of urbanscape painting. Son of a guard at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Studied fruit and flower and landscape painting at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1766-73). Awarded a fellowship to Venice (1773-77). Studied under Giuseppe Moretti and Pietro Gaspari. Returned to St Petersburg and worked as a painter for the Imperial Theatres (1799). Copied paintings by Canaletto and Bernardo Bellotto for Catherine the Great. Nominated to the Academy (1794). Sketched places visited by Catherine the Great (1787) in south Russia (1795). Painted urbanscapes in Moscow (1800). Councillor of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1802), Taught perspective painting at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1803-24).


The Mediateka

Year: 2003 | An interactive program | Language: Russian
Year: 2002 | An interactive program | Language: Russian, English, French, German

This program is a 3D model of the museum, its surroundings, rooms and collections.

Online lectures

Лекция "Русское искусство XVIII века"

А.В. Прозорова

26 February 2013

«Виртуальный Русский музей» в социальных сетях: