He studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts under the guidance of Professor N. Pimenov, in 1862 received a small gold medal for the statue "Kosets", in 1866 he was recognized as an artist of the 1st degree and two years later for the bust of Ms. Polyakova awarded the title of academician. Having soon made a trip to foreign lands, he joined the Academy as an adjunct professor of sculpture and in 1881, for the statue of "Eve", he was elevated to the rank of professor. With the introduction of the Academy of new statutes and states, in 1892, Mr .. dismissed. In addition to the mentioned statue "Eva", from the work of Podozerov, the bust and statue of Emperor Alexander II, N. Pimenov’s bust for his tombstone, and several figures of Catherine II’s associates in her monument erected in St. Petersburg deserve attention. on the project M.O. Mikeshina.