JIVAGO Semen Afanasievich( Historic painter)
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Biography JIVAGO Semen Afanasievich
1807 - 1863) - historical painter. The son of a merchant from Ryazan, he felt from his childhood attraction to the art and learned to paint almost without mentors. In 1826, Mr.. gave a sample of their work to the Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, who took the young man under his wing and helped to his admission to students of the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts at public expense. The closest of his head at the Academy was a professor. VARNEK. Received during the academic year, two silver medals, . Zhivago finished his education with the title of the artist XIV class and shortly thereafter went, . at own expense, . Italy, . where written copies of paintings: "The Vision of Ezekiel", . Raphael, . "Madonna della Pieta H,
. Reni, "Day" Correggio (located in the Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts) and his own compositions: "Eva", "The Flight into Egypt", "Doubting Thomas the Apostle" and others. For these works, on his return to St. Petersburg, in 1839, he was recognized as an academician. In 1842, Mr.. became a professor in the image of "Epiphany". From 1848 to 1850. served at the St. Petersburg customs expert in distinguishing imported from abroad, works of art from the industrial. In 1850, Mr.. moved to live in Moscow, where he worked until his death. From paintings Zhivago, . excess of the above, . deserve attention in the image of St. Isaac's Cathedral ( "The Last Supper" and "Agony in the Garden", . above the altar, . and ten images of the Old Testament patriarchs and prophets in the 3 rd floor of the main iconostasis) and in some churches in Moscow and Ryazan,
. He also worked on portrait painting. A. P-in.