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Mikhailovich Mikeshin


Born in St. Petersburg. The son of a famous academician of sculpture. Formal art education is not received. The sculptor-lover. Since 1893 worked as a Bank clerk in the province. Member of Rusko-Japanese war, 1904-1905 fought in Manchuria. The competition for the monument "to the Fallen at the storming of the Turkish kreposti Kars", which was built in 1910 by the Author of the Turkestan Governor of K. P. von Kaufman in Tashkent (the period 1908-1913) and the poet Mikhail Lermontov in front of the Nicholas cavalry school in St. Petersburg (1910-1916)., by order of the Department created KMV in Pyatigorsk the obelisk on the site of Lermontov's duel. Later he lived in Petrograd, where he executed a number of portraits of his contemporaries and famous revolutionaries. In 1921 he emigrated to Finlandia, in 1924, in the United States, where he purchased a farm Coldenham near Newburgh (new York). Until the end of his life he continued to study sculpture. Died on his farm and is buried in the local cemetery.

The author of the monument to Lermontov in front of the Nikolaev cavalry Uch-General in St. Petersburg (now Lermontovsky prospect, 54). The project was approved in the contest of 1910. The laying of the monument took place on 1 Oct. 1913; the anticipated Oct. 1914 opening was postponed due to the outbreak of the 1st world war and took place on 9 may 1916. M. portrayed the poet in Gusar g-man and draped over the shoulder of his overcoat, sitting on the bench. To a granite pedestal adjacent semicircular benches at the ends of the to-ryh installed fixtures to clawfoot. On the back side of the pedestal lists the OSN. proizv. L. In the original. the project was the figure of the Muse (see the Description of Pushkin). Preserved the author's model of the life-size monument [burnished plaster; the Pushkin Museum; see kN.: Pakhomov (2), p. 212]. In 1915 by the architect M. was erected a monument on the site of the duel in Pyatigorsk: obelisk of white Sandstone, in the centre a bronze medallion with high relief Fence L. V. V. Kozlov and D. L. Dietrich consists of low bars connected by chains; at the corners of the fence vultures sitting [see Pakhomov (2), p. 214].

Lit.: [Competition for the monument to Lermontov in St. PETERSBURG], Ogonek, 1912, No. 45; the Future monument to Leningrad in St. Petersburg, ibid., 1913, No. 39; the New monument to M. Y. L. [Near Pyatigorsk], "Day", 1913, 17 Dec.; Isaevich I. Bekhterev-Ostrenko I. J., the Sculpture of Leningrad, Leningrad — Moscow, 1963, p. 132.

(the author of static. P. Remizov, O. I. Mikhailova)

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