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Mate, Vasily Vasilyevich (1856-1917), an artist, a teacher
MATE, Vasily Vasilyevich (Wilghelm Wilghelmovich) (1856 – 1917), artist, teacher. He was born and lived for some time in his father’s estate in the suburbs of Lyuban Town. In 1870 he moved to St.Petersburg. In the period 1870-75 he studied at the... more

Matyushin, Milhail Vasilyevich (1861-1934), an artist, musician
MATYUSHIN, Mikhail Vasilyevich (1861–1934), artist, musician, writer, publisher. He graduated from Moscow Conservatory (1881), worked as a violinist in St.Petersburg Court Orchestra (1881-1913). He studied at the High School of Painting at the... more

Melartin, Erkki Gustav (1875 - 1937), a musician
MELARTIN, Erkki Gustav (1875, Ostamo; modern Sudakovo Settlement, Priozersk District – 1937), Finnish composer, conductor, teacher. His childhood Melartin spent in Keksgolm in Tapiola estate (on the territory of modern Priozersk Town). In the... more

Mercuryev, Vasily Vasilyevich (1904-1978), an actor
MERKURYEV, Vasily Vasilyevich (1904–1978), theatre and film actor, teacher, director, People’s artist of the USSR (1960). In 1926 he graduated from the Leningrad college of stage arts (teacher L.S. Vivien). Merkuryev worked in different Leningrad... more

Mravinsky, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich (1903-1988), a musician
MRAVINSKY, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich (1903–1988), conductor, teacher, People’s Artist of the USSR (1954), Hero of Socialist Labour (1973). He studied at the Department of Physics and Mathematics in Petrograd University. In the period 1925-31 he studied... more

Musorgsky, Modest Petrovich (1839-1881), a musician
MUSORGSKY, Modest Petrovich (1839–1881), composer. He spent his childhood in Karevo Village, Toropets Uyezd of the Pskov Gubernia, there he started to study music. He graduated from the School of warrant officers of the guard and cavalry cadets ... more

Olenin, Aleksey Nikolayevich (1763/64 - 1843), an artist
OLENIN, Aleksey Nokolayevich (1763 or 1764 – 1843), graphic artist, philologist, archaeologist. In the period 1774-80 he was brought up in the Corps of Pages. Later he studied at Dresden Artistic School, attended lectures on history and philosophy... more

Orlovsky, Aleksandr Osioivich (1777-1823), an artist
ORLOVSKY, Aleksandr Osipovich (1777–1832), battle painter, artist, graphic artist. In the period 1793–1802 he studied painting in Warsaw. In 1802 he moved to St.Petersburg. He became academician of painting in 1809. In 1819 he was appointed to do... more

Polenov, Vasily Dmitriyevich (1844 - 1927), an artist
POLENOV, Vasily Dmitriyevich (1844-1927), artist, architect, composer. In the period 1863-71 he studied simultaneously at the Imperial Academy of Arts and at the Law Department of St.Petersburg University. He took private lessons in painting from ... more

Ranta, Sulho, a musician
RANTA SULHO VEIKKO JUHANI (1901–1960), Finnish composer, conductor, teacher, musical critic, public figure. He studied in Helsingforce (Helsinki) at the University Mathematics Department and at the Musical Institute (in 1924 it became a... more

Repin, Ilya Yefimovich (1844 - 1930)
REPIN, Ilya Yefimovich (1844–1930), artist, teacher. He lived in St.Petersburg since 1863. He studied at School of Painting at the Society of Arts Promotion (teacher I.N. Kramskoy), in the period 1864-71 he studied in the Academy of Fine Arts... more

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich (1844-1908), a musician
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nikolay Andreyevich (1844, Tikhvin Town - 1908, Lyubensk estate S.-Petersburg Gubernia), composer, teacher, conductor, public figure. In 1862 Rimsky-Korsakov graduated from the Navy military school, until 1865 he served on board... more

Roerich, Nikolay Konstantinovich (1874 - 1947), an artist
NICHOLAS ROERICH (Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich) (1874–1947), artist, archeologist, traveler. In the period 1893-97 he studied simultaneously at the Law Department of St.Petersburg University and at the Imperial Academy of Arts in the class of... more

Ryabuishkin, Andrey Petrovich (!861 - 1904), an artist
RYABUSHKIN, Andrey Petrovich (1861–1904), an artist. He studied at the Moscow College of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1875-82), his teachers were V.G. Perov and I.M. Pryanishnikov and at the St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts (1882-90).... more

Rylov, Arkady Aleksandrovich (1870 - 1939), an artist
RYLOV, Arkadiy Aleksandrovich (1870–1939), artist, teacher, academician of painting, (1915), Honoured Arts Worker of the Russian Federation (1935). He studied at Baron A.L. Stiglitz’ Central Drawing School in St.Petersburg (1888-91) and took lessons... more

Savitsky, Konstantin Apollonovich ( 1844 - !905), an artist
SAVITSKY, Konstantin Apollonivich (1844–1905), an artist. He graduated from the St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts (1871). He trained painting in Paris up to 1874. In 1872 he became a member and one of the most active workers of the Circle of... more

Serov, Valentin Aleksandrovich (1865 - 1911), an artist
SEROV, Valentin Aleksandrovich (1865–1911), an artist. In 1874-80 he was taught painting by I.Y. Repin. In 1880 he entered St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts, P.P. Chistyakov’s class. From 1885 he studied art in Italy and Holland. From 1887 he... more

Shchedrin, Semyon Fedyorovich (1745 - 1804), an artist
SHCHEDRIN, Semyon Fedorovich (1745–1804), an artist. In the period 1759-67 he studied engraving, ornamental sculpture and landscape design at St.Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. In the period 1767-76 he lived in Germany, Holland,Italy and France... more

Shcherbov, Pavel Yegorovich (1866-1938), an artist
SHCHERBOV, Pavel Yegorovich (1866 – 1938, Gatchina Town), a graphic artist and caricaturist. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (1885-86). In his sharp satiric drawings and watercolours he depicted literary and art life in St.Petersburg in the... more

Shevchenko, Taras Grogoryevich (1814- 1861), artist, writer
SHEVCHENKO, Taras Grigoryevich (1814–1861), Ukrainian poet and artist. Shevchenko was a serf of P.V. Engelgardt, in 1831 he arrived with Engelgardt in St.Petersburg. Since 1832 Shevchenko worked as master V.G. Shiryaev’s assistant in the studio. In... more

Shishkin, Ivan Ivanovich (1832 - 1898), an artist
SHISHKIN, Ivan Ivanovich (1832–1898), an artist. He lived in St.Petersburg since 1852 and studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in the period 1856-60, his teacher was S.M. Vorobyev. In the period 1862-65 Shishkin lived in Germany, Switzerland and... more

Shostakovich, Dmitry Dmitriyevich, (1906 - 1975), a musician
SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitry Dmitriyevich (1906–1975), composer, pianist, teacher, public figure. In 1919 he entered St.Petersburg Conservatory, in 1923 he graduated from the Conservatory piano class (teacher L.V. Nikolaev), in 1925 – composition class... more

Shubin, Fedot Ivanovich (1740 - 1805), a sculptor
SHUBIN (SHUBNOY), Fyodot Ivanovich (1740–1805), a sculptor. He lived in St.Petersburg since 1759. In the period 1761-67 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, his teacher was H.F. Gillet. Shubin lived in Paris (1767-70) and in Rome (1770-72)... more

Sollertinsky, Ivan Ivanovich (1902- 1944), music critic, teacher
SOLERTINSKY, Ivan Ivanovich (1902–1944), art historian, critic, teacher. In 1923 he graduated from Petrograd Institute of Arts History, in 1924 – Romance and Germanic department at social sciences faculty of the Leningrad State University. Since the... more

Strelnikov, Aleksey Vladimirovich (1942 - 2005), an actor
STRELNIKOV, Aleksey Vladimirovich (1942–2005), director, artist. In 1966 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema (teacher N.P. Akimov). He worked as a teacher at Arts College (Odessa City), Institute of Culture... more

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840 - 1893), a musician
TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Ilyich (1840–1893), composer, conductor, teacher, writer of musical essays. In 1859 he graduated from the School of Jurisprudence, up to 1863 he worked at the Ministry of Justice. Tchaikovsky left civil service, entered the... more

Tolstoy, Fyodor Petrovich (1783-1873), an artist
TOLSTOY, Fyodor Petrovich, Count (1783–1873), a medallist, a master of drawing and an artist, a privy councillor (1846). He graduated from the Navy military school (1802), served in the Navy, resigned in 1804. Since 1802 Tolstoy studied at the... more

Tomilov, Aleksey Romanovich (1779- 1848), landlord
TOMILOV, Aleksey Romanovich (1779–1848, Uspenskoye Village , Novaya Ladoga Uyezd), artillery officer, amateur painter, patron of the arts. In 1799 he supervised fortification works in Kronshtadt Town. In 1808 he resigned. During the 1812 War with... more

Vasilyev, Fyodor Aleksandrovich (1850-1873), an artist
VASILYEV, Fyodor Aleksandrovich (1850, GatchinaTown – 1873), artist. In the period 1863-66 he studied at the High School of Painting at the Emperor’s Art Encouragement Society in St.Petersburg, his teacher was I.I. Sishkin. In the summers 1867 and... more

Venetsianov, Aleksey Gavrilovich (1780-1847), an artist
VENETSIANOV, Aleksey Grigoryevich (1780–1847), artist, teacher. In the period 1803-06 he took lessons in painting from V.L. Borovikovsky in St.Petersburg. In the period 1807-19 he served at the Office of Post Director. In 1811 he became an... more

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