Agin Alexander( draftsman and painter)
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Biography Agin Alexander
(born in 1817, died in 1870), draftsman and painter. His essays on subjects of sacred history, engraved on copper K. Afanasyev, were published in 1846 - 47 years under the title: "The Old Testament in the pictures". Even more than in these compositions, performed in what was then the academic spirit,. proved himself an intelligent, resourceful and clever graphic artist in the works for politipazhey nature of the genre are placed in the "Illustrations" Krylova and Bashutskogo and "hundred illustrations to Gogol's Dead Souls", engraved on wood E. Bernardskim and issued as an album in 1847. This album subsequently reissued twice, and to this day remains the best series of illustrations for famous works of Gogol, drew on a. general attention, but he soon changed his career, joining first para in the navy, and then drawing teacher at the Kiev Cadet Corps. Of his other works are issued "St. Petersburg folk types.