Akimov Ivan Akimovich( Painter, Professor)
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Biography Akimov Ivan Akimovich
(1755 - 1814), painter, professor and director of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts since 1794, had a great influence on the formation of Russian historical painters, although he was not a first-class artist. And most important paintings. - "Prometheus and Minerva and Hercules, burned at the stake" - are stored in the Academy; beautiful drawings of a. the collections SS. Botkin and gr. EV. Mordvinova. A very interesting article. Short historical news of the Russian artists' published in The Northern Messenger "in 1804.