Zauyerveyd Alexandr Ivanovich, 1783 - 1844

A Russian painter, master of drawing, engraver, master of the battle genre. Born in St. Petersburg. He graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1790 - 1798) with the gold medal. During 1806 - 1811 he studied at Dresden Academy of Arts. From 1811 till 1814 he lived and worked in Dresden and Paris, where as a talented artist and engraver he...

A Russian painter, master of drawing, engraver, master of the battle genre. Born in St. Petersburg. He graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1790 - 1798) with the gold medal. During 1806 - 1811 he studied at Dresden Academy of Arts. From 1811 till 1814 he lived and worked in Dresden and Paris, where as a talented artist and engraver he was close to the court of Napoleon I. In 1817 at the invitation of Alexander I he returned to St. Petersburg. He became a court painter, he taught drawing and engraving to Mykola I and to Grand Duke Mykhailo Pavlovych. In 1825 he was promoted to the first war artist of the General Staff. Since 1831 he taught at the Academy of Arts. In 1836 he became the professor of the 3rd degree, from 1842 Р the professor of 2nd degree. Founder of the academic battle painting in Russia in the first half of the •§•th century. He was the teacher who brought up such prominent artists as B. Villevalde, O. Kotsebu, V. Timm, P. Fedotov. His works are presented in the principal Russian museums.

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