RADIG Antoine (Radigues)( engraver on copper)
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Biography RADIG Antoine (Radigues)
1721 - 1809
native of the mountains. Reims, studied in Paris, traveled to Holland, England and Germany in 1764, Mr.. appeared in St. Petersburg, where he was invited to teach engraving at the Academy of Sciences and Arts, the place of GM-F. Schmidt. The first classes Radiga in Russia was engraving of 30 pictures burial of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, . laboring over which (3 years), . artist nearly lost his sight, . but that, . on the order of over, . were not fully completed and not released in the light,
. In 1767, Mr.. Radig nagraviroval portrait of Empress Catherine II, the original Ericksen, the most similar of all existing. The following year he was dismissed from the Academy of Sciences, but he remained in St. Petersburg before the end of his life. All of his works, beyond the aforementioned 30 boards, known for another 30, including 18, performed in Russia, the last - only the portraits. Radig engraved with small strokes and very diligently finishing their work. It owes its initial formation of the best Russian engravers, NI. Utkin, and talented, who died early and. Bersenyev.