Alexeevich Zelentsov was born into the well-to-do-family of a collegiate
assessor, owner of 3 big plants in the Urals. In the 1820s, Kapiton Zelentsov
was at state service, first in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, then in
the Personal Office of the Emperor. He began his studies with Venetsianov
in 1820s. Though he never dropped his service for painting, he reached
some results in the latter, in 1830 he received from the Academy the title
of a painter, and, being one of the first Venetsianov's students, deserves
to be represented here.
Painters of Venetzianov’s School. by T. Alexeeva. Moscow. Iskusstvo.
De l’histoire du realisme dans la peinture russe. Moscow. 1982.