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Alexey Venetsianov

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Alexey Venetsianov Biography

Alexey Gavrilovich Venetsianov was born to the family of a merchant of Greek origin. He entered the state service in early 1800s and was transferred to St. Petersburg, where in his spare time he began to study art; he copied pictures in the Hermitage, painted friends. He got acquainted with the outstanding painter of his time Vladimir Borovikovsky and for some period lived in his house as a disciple. He tried to work as a freelance portraitist, but had little commissions. In 1811, the Board of the Academy of Arts awarded him the title of an Academician for his 2 works: Self-Portrait. and Portrait of K. I. Golovachevsky and the Younger Pupils of the Academy.

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Alexey Venetsianov Bibliography

Painters of Venetzianov’s School by T. Alexeeva. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1982.