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Alexandrovich Benois


(1888, St. Petersburg. – 1960, Paris)

The Son Of Alexander Alexandrovich Benois (Horse).

He graduated from the Institute of civil engineers in St. Petersburg.

From 1910 he lived in France. Continued architectural education in the Special school of architecture in Paris. After graduation he built apartment houses and villas. Created landscapes with views of Paris, Brittany, Corsica, Italy, England, and Switzerland.

With the 1930s, mostly by the Church architecture and painting. Member of the society "Icon". Among the works – architectural projects and paintings of the temple-monument at the Russian cemetery in Saint-Hilaire-Le-Grand near Mourmelon-Le-Grand to the North of Chalons-sur-Marne (1936-1937), the assumption Church in Sainte-geneviève-des-Bois (1938-1939). Participated in the construction of churches in Bizerte, Bari and San Remo. The author crosses, tombs (of I. A. Bunin, Merezhkovsky, Z. N. Gippius, I. S. Shmelev), the monument to the soldiers in Gallipoli. Monumental paintings in the lower Church of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Paris (1955-1956), in the Church at the House of Russian invalids in Montmorency (1950) and others have performed along with his wife, painter Marguerite Alexandrovna (nee Novinsky; 1891-1974). Painted icons for churches in Bari, Menton and other towns.

He taught at the Drawing school of Society for encouragement of arts in St. Petersburg.

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