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Aivazovsky (Gaivazovsky), Ivan Konstantinovich (1817 - 1900), artist
AIVAZOVSKY, Ivan Konstantinovich (Gaivazovsky) (1817–1900), marine painter. In the period 1833-39 he studied in St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts, his teachers were M.N. Vorobyev and French marine painter F. Tonner. He became professor of the... more

Albreht, Karl Frantsevich (1807- 1863), a misician
ALBRECHT, Karl Frantsevich (1807–1863, Gatchina Town), violinist, composer, choirmaster, teacher. He was born in Prussia where he obtained musical education. In the period 1825-38 he worked as a violinist and a conductor at different choirs and... more

Alyabyev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (1787 - 1851), a musician
ALYABYEV, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (1787–1851), composer. He graduated from University boarding school in Moscow. Alyabyev is an author of about 20 vaudevilles (some of them in co-authorship with A.N. Verstovsky), some operas (“Amalat-Bek”,... more

Andreyev, Pavel Zakharovich (1874-1950), an actor
ANDREYEV, Pavel Zakharovich (1874, Osmino Settlement, Gdov Uyezd, St.Petersburg Gubernia – 1950), singer, teacher, public and music figure. In 1875 his family moved to St.Petersburg where he studied from tutors singing and acting. In 1893 he moved... more

Arensky, Anton Semyonovich (1861-1906), a musician
ARENSKY, Anton Stepanovich (1861 – 1906, Perkjarvi), composer, pianist, conductor, public figure in music. In 1882 graduated from St.Petersburg Conservatory, he was taught composition by N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Since 1882 he worked at Moscow... more

Balakirev, Mily Alekseyevich (1836-1910), a musician
BALAKIREV, Mily Alekseyevich (1836–1910), composer, pianist, conductor, public figure in music. In 1853 he graduated from Alexander Institute for students from nobility in Nizhny Novgorod. In the period 1853-54 he was an auditor student at the... more

Beggerov, Aleksandr Karlovich (1841-1914), an artist
BEGGEROV Aleksandr Karlovich (1841-1914, Gatchina Town), an artist, an academician at St.Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts (1899), a honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts (1912). A son of an artist Beggerov K.P. He was educated at Engineering... more

Benois, Aleksandr Nikolayevich (1870-1960), an artist
BENOIS, Alexandr Nikolayevich (1870–1960), artist, art historian, art critic, literary man. He was a son of an architect N.L. Benois. He studied at the St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts (1887, didn’t graduate) and at the Law Department of the... more

Bogolyubov, Aleksey Petrovich (1824-1896), an artist
BOGOLYUBOV, Aleksey Petrovich (1824, Pomeranye Village near Lyuban Town; modern Tosno District – 1896), seascape painter. His maternal grandfather was A.N. Radishchev. In 1841 he graduated from Naval Corps of Pages, served in the Navy. In the... more

Borovikovsky, Vladimir Lukich (1757-1825), an artist
BOROVIKOVSKY, Vladimir Lukich (1757–1825), painter. He studied painting from his father, started with icon painting. In 1775 he took military service. Since 1788 he lived in St.Petersburg, where came into close contact with G.R. Derzhavin and N.A.... more

Bortnyansky, Dmitry Stepanovich (1751-1825), a musician
BORTNYANSKY, Dmitry Stepanovich (1751–1825), composer, choirmaster. In 1758 he was brought to St.Petersburg and entered the Imperial Chapel Choir where he studied singing, acting, composition (his teacher was B. Galuppi). In 1768 he was sent to... more

Brodsky, Isaak Israelyevich (1883/1884- 1939), an artist
BRODSKY, Isaak Israilyevich (1883/84 – 1939), artist, collector. In the period 1896–1902 he studied at the Arts College in Odessa. In the period 1902-08 he studied at the St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts, in I.Y. Repin’s class. In the period... more

Bryullov, Karl Ivanovich (1799-1852), an artist
BRYULLOV, Karl Pavlovich (1799–1852), an artist. He graduated from the St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts (1821), his teachers were A.I. Ivanov, A.Y. Yegorov and V.K. Shebuyev. In the period 1823-27 he trained in Italy, receiving Imperial... more

Cherkasov, Nikolay Konstantinovich (1903- 1966), an actor
CHERKASOV, Nikolay Konstantinovich (1903–1966), theatre and cinema actor, public figure. In the period 1923-26 he studied at the Institute of Stage Arts (modern Theatre Academy), in the class under guidance of S.E. Radlova. In the period 1926-29 he... more

Chervyakov, Yevgeny Veniaminovich (1899 - 1942), actor, man of letters
CHERVYAKOV, Yevgeny Veniaminovich (1899 – 1942, Mga Urban Settlement , Kirovsk District), director, actor, scriptwriter, writer of political essays. In 1918 he graduated from drama studio in Ufa City, in 1927 he graduated from Moscow Cinema College... more

Dmitriyevsky, Ivan Afanasyevich (1736-1821), an actor
DMITRIYEVSKY, Ivan Afanasyevich (the real name was Narykov) (1736–1821), actor, director, teacher, translator, playwright, theatre historian, full member of Russian Academy of Sciences. He graduated from a Seminary in Yaroslavl City (1751). Since... more

Frenz, Rudolf Rudolfovich (1888 - 1956), an artist
FRENZ, Rudolf Rudolfovich (1888–1956), an artist. He was born in Mariyengof near Gatchina Town into a family of animal painter R.F. Frenz. In the period 1910-18 he studied (off and on) at the St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Art in N.S.... more

Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich (1865- 1936), a musician
GLAZUNOV, Aleksandr Konstantinovich (1865– 1936), composer, conductor, teacher, public figure in music. Since 1879 he was taught music by М.А. Balakirev (piano) and by N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov (theory and composition). In 1882 he was recognized as one... more

Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich (1804-1857), a musician
GLINKA, Vasily Andreyevich (1804–1857), composer, the father of Russian classical music. In 1822 he graduated from the St.Petersburg school for children of the nobility at the Central Pedagogical Institute. In 1834 he travelled to Italy and Germany,... more

Gonzago Pyotr Fyodorovich (1751-1831), an artist
GONZAGO ( Gonzaga), Pietro di Gottardo (Pyotr Fyodorovich) (1751–1831), painter, theatre designer, art theorist, architect, garden designer. In 1792 he was invited to St.Petersburg to be at the head of stage decorations at Imperial Theatres. At the... more

Ippolitov-Ivanov, Mikhail Mikhaylovich (1859-1935), a musician
IPPOLITOV-IVANOV, Mikhail Mikhailovich (real family name Ivanov) (1859, Gatchina Town – 1935), composer, conductor, teacher, public figure in music. He studied at Estonian school at Gatchina Lutheran Church, where he also studied music, sang in an... more

Karazin, Nikolay Nikolayevich (1842-1908), an artist, man of letters
KARAZIN, Nikolay Nikolayevich (1842 – 1908, Gatchina Town), artist, literary man, traveler. In 1862 he graduated from Moscow Corps of Pages, served in a dragoon regiment. In the period 1865-67 he was an auditor student at the St.Petersburg Imperial... more

Karmalina, Lyubov Ivanovna (1834-1903), an actress
KARMALINA,Lyudmila Ivanovna (born Belenitsyna) (1834 – 1903, Kobrino Village), singer, collector of folk songs. She was brought up at Yekaterininsky Institute in St.Petersburg, where singing was taught by G.Y. Lomakin. She took the piano and... more

Kiprensky, Orest Adamovich (1782-1836), an artist
KIPRENSKY, Orest Adamovich (1782, country house in Nezhinskaya Village; modern Nezhnovo Village, Kingisepp District – 1836), artist, a founder of romanticism in Russian painting. He was an illegitimate son of a serf woman and a landlord A.S.... more

Klodt, Pyotr Karlovich (1805- 1867), an artist
KLODT, von Urgensburg, Pyotr Karlovich, Baron (1805 – 1867, Khalola estate, Vyborg Province), sculptor, caster, academician and professor at the Imperial Academy of Arts (since 1838), head manager of smelting house at the Academy. Since 1829 he... more

Kramskoy, Ivan Nikolayevich (1837-1887), an artist
KRAMSKOI, Ivan Nikolayevich (1837–1887), artist, public figure. In 1856 he entered St.Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts, his teacher was A.T. Markov. In 1863 Kramskoi with a group of like-minded people (“Bunt Chetyrnadtsaty” (“Rebellion of the... more

Leonova, Darya Mikhaylovna ( 1829-1896), an actress
LEONOVA, Darya Mikhaylovna (1829, from other sources 1834 – 1896), opera and drama actress, chamber singer, teacher. Since 1849 she studied at St.Petersburg Theatre School. Since 1850 she performed as a singer and a drama actress at Aleksandrinsky... more

Lomakin, Gavriil Yakimovich (1812 - 1885). A musician
LOMAKIN, Gavriil Yakimovich (Ioakimovich) (1812 – 1885, Gatchina Town), choirmaster, conductor, composer, teacher. He was a son of a serf. In 1811 he was taken to St.Petersburg and joined Count D.M. Sheremetev’s choir. Lomakin was a choir leader... more

Lyapunov, Sergey Mikhaylovich (1859-1924), a musician
LYAPUNOV, Sergey Mikhaylovich (1859 – 1924), composer, pianist, conductor. In 1883 he graduated from Moscow Conservatory (his teachers were S.I. Taneyev, P.A. Pabst and К. Klindwort) and started to teach there. In 1885 he moved to St.Petersburg.... more

Maksimov, Vasily Maksimovich (1844-1911), an artist
MAKSIMOV, Vasily Maksimovich (1844, Lopino Village, Novaya Ladoga Uyezd – 1911), painter. He was born in a family of peasants, graduated from a school at the monastery. He painted icons at St.Nicholas Monastery in Staraya Ladoga Village. In 1855 he... more

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