Mikhailovich Legashov (Legashev)

Russia • 1798−1865

Anton Legashov was the foreign student of the Academy of arts in 1820. During the training, they received small and large silver medals. In 1825 the Council of the Academy found it possible to petition for assignment of A. M. Legasova the title of artist XIV class. However, the Emperor Nicholas I, having considered in the Council work, own hand has inscribed an autocratic decision: "I saw the work and find what used to give rank to represent through the year once again its work, and if usovershenstvuetsya, then to give a rank." Recall that Nicholas I saw himself (and therefore considered) a great connoisseur of fine art.

Of course, in the future, A. M. Legasov improved in painting, was the use of the Emperor, in the late 1820s was in Beijing at the Russian mission.

Born in Penza province. In 1817 – 1824, studied at St. Petersburg Academy of arts in the class of portrait painting in A. Warnecke. In 1824 he received the first and second silver medal, in 1829 – the title of class artist. In 1830, on the recommendation of the President AH Olenin was enlisted by the artist to the state XI of the Beijing spiritual mission. During his stay in Beijing, wrote 34 13 portrait and genre paintings. Worked on the images for the Dormition Church in Beijing, restored ancient icons, studied Chinese painting. In 1842 he returned to St. Petersburg. He taught drawing at the St. Petersburg technological Institute (1842 – 1852). Painted with Chinese motifs and themes. Author of landscapes, portraits, genre scenes and still lifes. Works are in state Tretyakov gallery, state Russian Museum, Seaside KG, other Museum and private collections.

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