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Alexander
Grigorievich Zakharov

Russia 
1754−1808
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A graduate of the Academy of fine Arts 1772 "Office porcelain factories miniature painter". In 1779 was elected to the Academy of Arts in "assigned". (Kondakov)

Painter and superintendent of the Imperial porcelain factory, born August 20, 1756, died 19 June 1808, came from "artistic children", he studied painting at the Imperial Academy of Arts from 1764 to 1772, and has specialized in "painting in miniature", as the work to be undertaken at the porcelain factory demanded mainly this miniature painting; in 1779 he was elected to the "designated" in academics; before that — September 30, 1778, received from Empress Catherine II to two thousand rubles for copying pictures and for Moscow in 1775 ride. Obviously, this trip was connected with any order at the porcelain factory, which Zakharov has been working as a painter immediately after training at the Imperial Academy of Arts, and subsequently (1793) was the caretaker of the scenic parts of the plant and a member of the factory office. Thus the artistic works of the Imperial porcelain factory of the end of the reign of Empress Catherine II and the beginning of the reign of Emperor Alexander I was created, if not by personal works of Zakharov, under his direct observation and supervision, and by that time, a number of highly artistic things of the Imperial porcelain factory, which was very much appreciated not only in Russia but also in foreign courts. (Cumans)

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