Opekushin Alexander( Sculptor)
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Biography Opekushin Alexander
Born in 1840, the son of a peasant. Educated under the leadership of Professor DI. Jensen, then studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts, which in 1864 awarded him the title neklassnogo the artist's sculptural sketches "Belisarius" and "Cupid and Psyche". In 1864, Mr.. - Class artist of 2 degrees, in 1870. - Class artist of 1 degree, with the bust of Madame Weimar and medallion Count Shuvalov, and seven colossal figures, modeled for the monument to Empress Catherine II, in Petrograd, in 1872, Mr.. - Academician, a bust of the Crown Prince Nikolai Alexandrovich and the statue of Peter the Great. From the works Opekushin, above mentioned, the most well-known: a monument to Admiral Greig, in Nikolayev, modeled on the draft M. Mikeshina, Pushkin, Moscow (1880), Lermontov, in Pyatigorsk (1889), Muraviev-Amur, in Khabarovsk (1891 model - in the museum of Alexander III), Emperor Alexander III, in Moscow, etc.. In the first season of its activities Opekushin made a lot of ornamental stucco work for the buildings in Petrograd and was one of the main staff Mikeshina to implement its monument to Catherine II (Wed.. XXVI, 500).