Olga's Gallery

Mikhail Lebedev


Mikhail Lebedev Portrait
Name
Mikhail Lebedev
Birth Year
1811
Death Year
1837
Country
Russia
Movement
Romanticism

Mikhail Lebedev Biography

Mikhail Ivanovich Lebedev was born in Derpt (now Tartu), into the family of a serf. In the 1820s, serfdom was abolished in that part of the Russian Empire (now the independent state of Estonia) and young Mikhail even got the opportunity to study in the Derpt gymnasium; his success in drawing attracted the attention of the Count P.A. Palen, who promoted the young man to the St. Petersburg Academy with an Imperial scholarship (1829-1833).


Mikhail Lebedev 16 Most Important Paintings and Artworks