Olga's Gallery

Alexander Molinari Biography

At the beginning of the 19th century an Italian Alexander Molinari (1772-1831) was a great success. He was born and educated in Berlin and worked in Russia in 1806-1816.

First Molinari was a teacher of painting in the family of Count Buturlin. Though he executed many works, it is known that later he had a candy shop in St. Petersburg, maybe his work as a painter did not bring him enough income.