De la Mothe, Jean-Baptiste-Michel (Vallin-Delamothe)( French architect, the first professor of architecture at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts)
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Biography De la Mothe, Jean-Baptiste-Michel (Vallin-Delamothe)
(1729 - 1800)
In 1759, Mr.. Shuvalov, Russia, for a period of 3 years, to hold the office of the architect at the Moscow University and the Academy of Fine Arts. While living in St. Petersburg, de la Mothe gentry served as architect for the Cadet Corps, he taught his specialty of his students, was in the office building of palaces and gardens of Catherine II and errand Collegium of Foreign Affairs. With the opening of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, joined the number of its teachers, in 1765, with its solemn "inauguration", has been appointed a member of its board, and in 1769. its associate rector of the architecture of. In 1776, Mr.. went home. They were built in Moscow now non-existent "new board of Foreign Affairs of the apartments and archives", in St. Petersburg - the old building of the Hermitage, the Catholic Church of St. Catherine, New Holland, Pochep Chernigov province - Resurrection Church.