Biography and informationEdit
also: von Bock
(7.VI.1829, near Dorpat - 17.VIII.1895, St. Petersburg)
Graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of arts (teacher - sculptor P. K. Klodt). In 1864 the Academy performed in Rome the statue of "Psyche" and "Cupid releasing to freedom caught the moth" has recognized him as a Professor, from 1865 to 1895 he was the teacher of the sculpture Department of the Academy. Received medals: in 1853 - a small, in 1854 - a large silver, in 1855 - a small bas-relief "Charity Samaritan" in 1857. a gold and the title of class artist for the bas-relief of "the Crucifixion of Christ the Savior." In 1858-64 he was a pensioner of the Academy of arts abroad (Germany, France, Italy). Major works of Boca monument Paskevich-Erivan in Warsaw, the group "Minerva, surrounded by boys - geniuses of art" (the dome of the building of the Academy), high relief "the Court of Solomon" (on the facade of S.-Pb. judicial institutions), the statue of "Psyche," "Cupid's trap" (Russian Museum). Among them - the monument to the founder of Russian classical music M. I. Glinka as a tribute of gratitude and respect for the Russian people. Opened may 20 (article style) 1885 in the Blonie garden in Smolensk (see).