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Vasily
Petrovich Shutov

Russia 
1826−1887
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Freelance artist, wood Carver. Born in 1826, and came from a pretty rich family, but father Shutova went bankrupt when he was a child, and was forced to give up the son, apprenticed for 7 years to some small joiner's workshop in St. Petersburg. Already this had several major artistic ability Shutov, and when he at the end of the exercises enlisted in the known Petersburg artistic carpentry workshop Isakov, the latter paid him special attention and was recommended to visit the stock exchange drawing school. Eight years, in spite of any obstacles, clowns attended school and worked on his artistic development, continuing at the same time to work and for Isakov, whose workshop produced many art works of his chisel. Member of the Academy of fine Arts and a great lover of the arts vol. N. I. Dundukov very interested in the carpenter-artist, and, having become acquainted with Shutova, asked him to remove the bust of wood to represent the Academy of fine Arts to receive the rank of artist. Clowns began, and 18 sessions, the bust was ready. The work was so artistic that the Academy Shutova unanimously awarded the title of a free artist. Opening the same year (1855) is his own carpenter's shop, jesters began to work independently and soon became widely known, which is particularly strengthened since 1870, when exposed at the all-Russian exhibition in St. Petersburg art carpentry drew universal attention to himself and brought the artist a gold medal. Invited in March 1870, a teacher of wood-carved art at the drawing school of the Imperial society for the encouragement of arts, clowns for several years held this position, and under his leadership, a lot of carvers got their art education. In addition to the above: the bust book. N. I. Dundukova and works of the former at the exhibition of 1870, Shutov has left a lot of works of art of wood, much of which belongs to gr. Orlov-Davydov, vol. By Dondukov and others. Finally, the jesters had done a lot of art carved out of wood works for the Navy Department, for example, he owns a wooden statue of Admiral Spiridov made for the armored frigate of the same name and a lot of the carved wooden bow decorations on vessels built in the 1870s Shutov died in St. Petersburg on 7 June, 1887, to 61 g. from birth.(Cumans)

The owner of the St. Petersburg workshop, then teacher of the school of Baron Stieglitz.

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