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Suslov, Vladimir Vasilyevich (1857 - 1921), an architect

Subject / Architecture/Personnel

Vladimir Vasilyevich Suslov (1857 - 1921), an architect-restorer, artist, art historian, teacher. He became an academician of architecture in 1886. Suslov graduated from the Moscow College of Painting, Sculptor and Architecture in 1878 and the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1882. Under the architect D.I. Grimm's influence Vladimir Vasilyevich Suslov started studing the Old Russian architecture. He restored the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Novgorod, the Mirozh Cathedral of the Saviour in Pskov, the Cathedral of the Saviour and Transfiguration of Christ in Pereslavl-Zalessky and others. He projected churches in the new Russian style in Lugansk, near Smolensk, in the Moscow and Vladimir Gubernias, in San-Stephano (Turkey). Suslov is the author of the edition "Pamyatniki drevnego russkogo zodchestva" ("Monuments of the Old Russian Architecture", issues 1-7, 1895-1901) and "Pamyatniki drevnego russkogo iskusstva" ("Monuments of the Old Russian Art", issues 1-7, 1908-1912), the scientific publications "Materiali k istorii drevney Novgorodsko-Pskovsky arkhitekturi" ("Reference Sources for the History of the Old Novgorod and Pskov Architecture", 1888), "Ocherki po istorii drevnerusskogo zodchestva" ("Essays on the Old Russian Architecture History", 1898) and others. From 1902 Suslov became a professor of the Academy of Arts. During 1915-1917 Suslov was a full member of the Russia Painting Revival Society. After the Revolution Suslov was the Head of the architectural section of the monuments protection department at the People's Commissariat of Education of the RSFSR. He was one of the first explorers of Staraya Ladoga architectural sights. Vladimir Vasilyevich Suslov lived in the country house in Melnichniy Ruchey Railway Station (now it is Vsevolozhsk Town). The country house was built according to his own project (it was nor survived).

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Grimm, David Ivanovich
Suslov, Vladimir Vasilyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Melnichny Ruchey
Neighbouring Territories/Novgorod City
Neighbouring Territories/Pskov City
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volkhov District/Staraya Ladoga Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Vsevolozhsk Town

Суслова А.В., Славина Т.А. Владимир Суслов. Л., 1978
Архитекторы-строители Санкт-Петербурга сер. XIX – нач. ХХ вв.: Справочник / Под общей ред. Б.М. Кирикова. СПб., 1996., 290