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Gastklou (Gastekla)

Biography and information

A French citizen. In 1776 defined in the Academy of Arts for learning hammered and foundry business; remained until 1783 1790 again taught his skills at the Academy until 1805, when he retired. In 1781, on the Highest command, Gastly cast bronze statue Shchedrin's "Venus" and even initiated the development of the Academy of Arts foundry, later developed extensive skills, for the needs of which was later built a special room "Foundry House". (Kondakov)