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Antonovich Yasevich

Russia • 1813−1888

Academician of historical and portrait painting; was born in 1813 into a noble family of the Vilna lips. From childhood loved drawing, he studied them under the guidance of experienced teachers, and reaching 18 years of age, he determined was a teacher at the provincial high school and city school in Mogilev. In 1833 J. was admitted to the entrance examination to the Academy of fine Arts and received into the number of full-time her students on state content. In 1836 he graduated from the Academy with the title of a free artist and at the same time received from the Academy silver medal for written from life the portrait of the Canon, Gentille. In 1859, the Academy elevated him to the rank of an academician for full of them from life a portrait of adjutant-General count Osten-Saken, for many years of work in the artistic field and, among other things, for his work on the education of many students, some of which had already became famous for his works. Despite its extremely insufficient for his large family means Ya gave my apartment in order "school of painting" which is a free housed it for 30 years, and, in addition, contain yourself three incoming students of the Academy. Ya was a teacher of drawing in the 2-nd and 3-th St. Petersburg high schools and about 40 years, on behalf of the Academy of Arts and litigation departments, was a valuer of art works sent for sale for debt. In addition to portraiture, J. also engaged in the restoration of old paintings, eroded by time. So, at the invitation of the office building of the Ministry of the Imperial court, he resumed painting in the great Tsarskoye Selo Palace, the Hermitage, in the Palace of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich the Elder (restored painting "the judgment of Paris") and in the galleries of renowned art collectors: princes D. A. Lobanov-Rostovsky A. B. Kurakin and others. Ya. I also wrote the image of the Kanev monastery, churches, military hospitals in Oranienbaum, Peterhof, Pskov, institutions for the deaf and the Smolny and Vladimirsky (St. Petersburg side) of the Cathedral. Original works wonderful Ya: "Frightened bird", "Sea shore" and "the Night the moon lighting". The last years of his life Ya lived aside from any artistic interests and died in extreme poverty 28 January 1888 (Proceedings of the Imperial archive. Academy Of Arts № 13. — P. N. Petrov, "the Collection of materials for history of Imp. Academy of Arts for 100 years of its existence)

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