Doctor of arts, laureate of the State prize of the USSR, honorary citizen of the city of Ryazan. He spent his childhood in the ancient village of Isady, in the city of Spassk, and then in Ryazan, where the future famous scientist from 1927 to 1930 he studied at the art and pedagogical technical school (now the Ryazan art school. G. K. Wagner). Parallel to 1928 under the guidance of a brilliant teacher, art historian Andrei Ilyich Fesenko held a Museum practice in the art Department of the Provincial Museum. In 1932 G. K. Wagner headed an art gallery, he became the author of a new exhibition concept which was approved by the scientific Council of the State Tretyakov gallery. Unfortunately, the work was interrupted by the tragic twist of fate. In 1937, Wagner was arrested. From the notes of George Karlovich, stored in the archive of scientific library of the Museum, it is clear that he suffered for reckless statements on the tour of the demolition in Moscow the Sukharev tower and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Only in 1947, Wagner returned to Ryazan, but not for long. In June 1948, he left the city. However, the relationship with the homeland is not interrupted. Widely known for his writings on architecture, painting edge.
(From an article by A. Galkina and M. Kotova "Art sokrovisha Russia")