VILLIERS Tcherniakov( watercolorist)
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Biography VILLIERS Tcherniakov
Born in St. Petersburg in 1838, was educated in the Nicholas cadet school, he served in the Life Guards Regiment from 1857 to 1862, as an officer he studied watercolor painting with L.O. Premazzi, make sure of its ability to her, resigned to devote undivided art. In 1863, Mr.. for its extensive work, mainly depicting views of cities and buildings, the Imperial Academy of Arts awarded him the title of the artist. In 1865, Mr.. he went to foreign lands, where he stayed for three years and studied at the Portals, in Brussels. The works, which he carried out abroad, were on the academic exhibition in 1868, and for which he received the title of academician. After working after about six months of internal images of the Savva monastery (in the Revolutionary Movement of the Moscow province) for the late Empress Maria Alexandrovna, . Villiers again went abroad, . lived and worked in Dц+sseldorf, . Munich, . Venice, . Florence and, . Finally, . long stop in Paris, . whence he returned to Russia only in 1886,
. Since then he has devoted himself to studying the monuments of ancient architecture and way of life and play them in the workshops watercolors, equally curious, and for archaeologists and art lovers. Villiers is one of the most active members of St. Petersburg society watercolors and continuously involved in its exhibitions. A. P-in.