Tvorozhnykov Ivan Ivanovych, 1848 - 1919

A Russian artist, genre painter. Born in the village of Zhukovo, Moscow Province. In 1868 he graduated from the drawing school of the Society for the Promotion of Artists with a small silver medal. The same year he made a trip to Italy. From 1868 till 1875 he studied at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in the class of historical painting under th...

A Russian artist, genre painter. Born in the village of Zhukovo, Moscow Province. In 1868 he graduated from the drawing school of the Society for the Promotion of Artists with a small silver medal. The same year he made a trip to Italy. From 1868 till 1875 he studied at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in the class of historical painting under the guidance of B. Villevalde, F. Bruni, F. Iordan, K. Venig and T. Neff. In 1873 he received a small gold medal, in 1875 - the title of class artist of the 1st degree. Active participant of the exhibitions of the Academy of Arts, the Society for the Promotion of Artists, the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions, Petersburg union of artists (member the union since 1890). Participant of the exhibitions in Chicago (1893) and Venice (1897). He lived and worked in St. Petersburg. From 1876 till 1878 he participated in the decoration of the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, he was awarded a gold medal for four paintings devoted to the theme of Ecumenical Councils (1883). He painted images for iconostasis of St. Isaak's Cathedral in St. Petersburg and for the church in Astrakhan. In the early 1880s he turned to genre art. He was a teacher at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1895 - 1918), since 1898 he was a staff professor in the life class. In 1906 for outstanding achievements in the artistic field he was awarded the title of the academician. His works are presented in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, in the museum-reserves of Novgorod and Plyosk, in the Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, in the Museum of Fine Arts of Nyzhniy Tagil, etc.

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