Biography and informationEdit
At nine years old he entered the Imperial Academy of arts, where he studied first under the leadership of F. Shubin, and then I. Martos, was awarded two silver medals and a small gold medal (received in 1808 in bas-relief: "Martha Governor's wife visits Theodosius Boretsky") and graduated from the Academy in 1809 with the title of artist of the XVI class and a gold medal awarded to him, the competition for bas-relief: "Andromache mourns murdered Hector". Having the right to travel at public expense abroad, could not go because of the acute political situation of that time and for ten years remained at the Academy as a scholar.
Finally, in 1819, went to Rome, where he enjoyed, with his works, tips and Canova executed a colossal statue of Hector, by order of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich (in addition to "Achilles" S. Golberg), several portrait busts and other works for count Kutaisov and others. After his return in 1825 in Saint Petersburg made an excellent statue of the "Fist fighter" (1837), a few bas-reliefs for the Mikhailovsky Palace, the colossal bronze bust Sobakina, bust of Emperor Nicholas I and a few other, less significant works.