Karl
Karlovich Gampeln

Russia • 1794−1860

Was primarily known in the XIX century engraver, and lithographer, and therefore, a remarkable draftsman. But during his long creative life he worked and other techniques in the visual arts — in particular, wrote a lot with watercolors, and made oil paintings he has done.

K. Gampeln was born in Moscow, but the child was forced to move to Vienna to become a pupil of the institution for the deaf and dumb (on his return to Russia he was from 1817 to 1821 he worked as a teacher at the school for the deaf).

In Vienna young Gampeln learned the fine workmanship in the local Academy of arts. In Russia, the artist lived and worked first in St. Petersburg, then the rest of his long years in Moscow.

Became famous K. K. Gampeln thanks to its numerous portraits. Among them, executed in different techniques image count of N. P. Sheremetev, N.. Korsakov, S. L. Pushkin, count P. P. Konovnitsyn, Sr. and his son, p. P. Konovnitsyn, P. L. Schilling, K. Y. Bulgakov, O. N. Talyzina, count A. F. Langeron, S. D. Lvov and other.

He left his work also to the memory of those or other events in the life of Russian society and its citizens: "the Laying of the Moskvoretsky bridge in Moscow" (1830), "Merchant's lunch" (1834), "Opening in the village of Tarutino monument in honor of the victory in the Patriotic war of 1812" (1834), "Sketches from the life of serf Actresses" (1840-1850-e). Of the artist's paintings written by oil, should be called "the Stage of Patriotic war of 1812" and "the Seller of plaster statues in St. Petersburg."

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