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Efimovich Kryukov


He studied at the Academy of fine arts and was among the disciples of F. A. Bruni. In 1848, hooks was awarded the silver medal of the second value for the study of nature. Although Kryukov much interfered with the success of his artistic pursuits extreme poverty, which he endured, but in December, 1848, he received the first silver medal for painting from nature, and in 1849 was competing for a gold medal the other advantages to the performance of the pictures on the theme: "Hercules throws the young Lycosa in the sea" and received the award. In 1850, for the execution of a program on competition first gold medal — "Jesus Christ at the descent from the mountain after the Transfiguration heals raging", was found worthy of this highest academic awards and received the title of class artist. With the first gold medal of the associated public educational travel abroad; hooks were also sent to Rome, "for laziness and extremely bad behavior" was returned in 1855 back to Petersburg; here the hooks were gaining a livelihood, being engaged in restoration of paintings and reached in this matter considerable skill. (Cumans) Academician of historical painting. (Kondakov)

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