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Maksimovich Volkov


Biography and information


1773 (1776?) - March 22, 1831 (Saint Petersburg)

Pupil Of Academy Of Fine Arts. In 1804 was admitted to the "assigned to" for the painting "Ganymede". (Kondakov)

By the time when the future artist Roman Volkov Maksimovic was a graduate of Academy of fine arts, she had already the experience of two decades in training and education the first Russian academicians. Visible, learning from the young and the young R. Volkov was successful, because in 1804, graduate of the Academy for painting on the mythological theme of "Ganimed" was promoted to the rank of "appointed" in academics. Endowed with talent and has acquired a certain skill of the artist with his perseverance and efficiency needed to make only one step to get an honorary and very prestigious material the title of academician. This step RM wolves did in 1808, when the painting "the baptism of the Lord Jesus," he was awarded the well-deserved title. In the future painter worked quite well. The brush has several famous portraits, among which we should highlight the "Portrait of Emperor Alexander I", "Portrait of P. D. Larin," and "Portrait of fabulist I. A. Krylov". Continued the painter of mythological and Evangelical themes in his work: it is enough to call the paintings "Diana, surrounded by nymphs and Actaeon", "the descent from the cross of the Savior," written in full accordance with the canons of academic school.

In our time works by R. Volkov are first-class art collections in the country. The state Russian Museum and State Tretyakov gallery.

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