A graduate of the Academy of Arts from 1788 to 1803 In 1802 - 2 gold medal for the program "Jupiter punishes a village, except Philemon and Beskidy"; 1803 - the diploma of 1 degree with the sword; 1807 - academician for the painting "view of the city of Rostov-on-don"; 1815 - Advisor to the Academy of fine Arts in painting landscape; from 1818 till 1824 inspector of the Academy of Arts. (Kondakov)
An interesting experiment, or modern language will not name, spent the first decades after the Foundation of the Imperial Academy of arts. Since 1764 the Academy operated Educational school, which took five or six children (of course, boys). And interestingly, many students have become real artists. Of course, there were dropouts, and for many that did not show artistic abilities, taught various crafts. Educational school passed Timofei Alexeyevich Vasiliev (1788-1803). In 1802, he received a small gold medal for painting software "Jupiter punishes a village, except Philemon and Beskidy". In 1803 T. Vasilyev was granted the diploma of the first degree with a sword. In 1805-1806 years participated in the expedition, J. A. Golovkin in the Eastern regions of Russia. By this time the artist painted mainly landscapes. From the expedition of T. A. Vasiliev brought a lot of paintings and sketches. For written in 1807, the painting "view of the city of Moscow" was awarded the title of academician. In the future continued to paint urban and rural landscapes, including the types of the Siberian land. Was an adviser to the Academy of fine arts in landscape painting from 1815, and from 1818 to 1824 he held the position of inspector of the Academy.