Karlovich Klodt von Jurgensburg

Russia • 1805−1867

He studied at the Artillery School in St. Petersburg (1822–1828), after which he retired. Listener IAH (since 1830). Considered the founder of the animalistic genre in Russia, he worked in the field of monumental and easel plastics. Together with S. S. Pimenov and V. I. Demut-Malinovsky, he participated in the sculptural decoration of the arch of the Narva Triumphal Gate (1831–1833). The author of the horse groups of Anichkov Bridge (1833–1850) in St. Petersburg, the monument to I. A. Krylov (1855) in the Summer Garden in St. Petersburg, the monument to Prince Vladimir in Kiev (1853, according to the model of V. I. Demut- Malinovsky) and the equestrian statue of the monument to Nicholas I on St. Isaac's Square in St. Petersburg (1856–1859, designed by O. Montferrand). For the bronze group "Horse with a Watermaster" received the title of academician (1838) and promoted to professors of the 2nd degree. He taught at the IAH, professor of the 1st degree (1848), honored professor (1858), headed the foundry of the IAH. The main observer for the teaching of descriptive arts in military schools (1858–1863). Member of the OPH (1857), the Academy of Saint Luke in Rome (1852), the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris and the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin.


With his death, the foundry at the Academy was closed.

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