1797, Bolshoe Stolobetshoe (Oryol Province) - 1837, St Petersburg
Sculptor. Studied under Carlo Antonio Campioni in Moscow (1807-17) and Alessandro Triscornia in St Petersburg (1818-22). Freed from serfdom for his marble bust of Tsar Alexander I (1822). Awarded a fellowship to Italy (1823). Studied under Bertal Thorvaldsen in Rome (1823-29). Returned to St Petersburg. Designed statues of Mikhail Kutuzov and Mikhail Barclay-de-Tolly in front of the Kazan Cathedral (1829-37). Sculpted the angel for the Alexander Column on Palace Square (1832-33) and decorated the Moscow Triumphal Gates (1835-37). Taught at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Academician (1831), second-class professor (1836).