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Portrait of Alexander Kokorinov, Director and First Rector of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg.
1769. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Kokorinov, Alexander Philippovich
(1725-1772) - Russian architect, born in Tobolsk into the family of a state official. He studied in Moscow; and after 1754, he lived in St. Petersburg, working as assistant to the famous architect F.B.Rastrelli. After 1758, he worked in the Academy of Arts and participated in the design and construction of the building. Later, he became one of its first professors, and was appointed its Director in 1761, and Rector in 1769. In 1760, he married Pulkheria Demidova, daughter of famous industrialist and millionaire G.A. Demidov