Articles / Grimm, David Ivanovich (1823-1898), an architect

Grimm, David Ivanovich (1823-1898), an architect

Subject / Architecture/Personnel

David Ivanovich Grimm (1823-1898), an architect. From 1841 to 1848 D.I. Grimm learned at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, his teacher was A.P. Bryullov. From 1857 to 1863 he taught at the St. Petersburg Building College. From 1859 he taught at the Academy of Arts (from 1860 he was a professor, during 1887-1892 he was the principal on architecture). Grimm was the expert of the Russian Byzantine style. He created the project of the Grand Dukes' burial chamber at the Peter and Paul Fortress (1885-1887; it was realized after his death). During 1862- 1873 Grimm designed the architectural part of the monument to Catherine II in Nevski Prospekt and led its installing. He was the author of projects of churches in Tiflis, Khersones, Copenhagen, Geneva, Nice, Bethlehem and others. In 1885-1888 according to Grimm's project the architect I.A. Stephanits built the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God in Gatchina Town. D.I. Grimm was buried in Smolenskoye Lutheran cemetery in St. Petersburg.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Bryullov, Aleksandr Pavlovich
Catherine II, Empress
Grimm, David Ivanovich
Stefanits, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town/Krugovaya Street

Иванова Е.Б. Давид Гримм // Зодчие Санкт-Петербурга. XIX – нач. ХХ вв. СПб., 1998., 433-446
Кириков Б.М., Штиглиц М.С. Петербург немецких архитекторов: От барокко до авангарда. СПб., 2002., 185-188

Subject Index
The Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God (Gatchina Town)