POPOV Andrey( Painter-genre painter)
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Biography POPOV Andrey
(1832 - 1896). After receiving initial artistic training in Tula, under the guidance of his father, a minor provincial painter, was identified in the pupils of the Academy of Fine Arts. Here his teachers were the first in. Vorobyov, then B. Villevalde. Popov enjoyed the support of society to promote artists. His painting "Demyanova ear (on the fable of Krylov) on the academic Exhibition 1857. made a great impression on the audience specificity and expressive images of people and their common humor. It gave the artist a small gold medal. At the same time it had been exposed his paintings: "The Return of the city" and a portrait of children, Mr.. Yazykov. In 1860, Mr.. was the best of all works Popova - "Warehouse tea at the Nizhny Novgorod Fair", . for which the Academy awarded him the title of class artist 1-st degree, . and a large gold medal, then Popov went on a journey in 1863, . before delivering to the Academic exhibition, 1861,
. paintings: "pilgrims" and "Artist's Studio. Term of its foreign pensionerstva Popov held in Paris and in Rome, whence he returned to St. Petersburg in 1867, Mr.. and brought written there now "a walk to Monte Piц¦a". This was his last work, not without merit, but much weaker than his first paintings. In general, the brilliant hopes which Popov filed at the beginning of his career has not been realized: because of their pain and dependent on her decline of energy, he worked as a weaker and weaker and finally almost completely threw paint. A. P-in.