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Evgraf Krendovsky Biography

Evgraf Fedorovich Krendovsky, born in 1810, Russia, was the son of a low-ranking military officer, and began his own career in police of the town of Arzamas, Russia.

In early 1830s he came to St. Petersburg to Venetsianov’s school. He stayed with Venetsianov till 1835, when he had to return home for family reasons. Later he worked as a private teacher of art of the children of a noble landlady V. M. Ostrogradskaya in her estate in Poltava, Ukraine. Staying there he painted portraits on commissions from the local gentry, executed genre scenes and portraits of the common people, had commissions from the local churches. Before World War II many of his works were collected together in a small museum of the painter. Unfortunately during the war the museum was burnt, the destiny of the paintings is unknown.

The last years Krendovsky lived in the estate of his brother in Nizhegorodsky Guberniya (region). He died there in 1870.