Nicolas-Franö¿ois Gillet (Gillet)( French sculptor)
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Biography Nicolas-Franö¿ois Gillet (Gillet)
(1709 - 1791) occupy a prominent place in the history of Russian art. Taking advantage of some already known in France and a member of the Paris Academy of Fine Arts, at the invitation I.I. Shuvalov, in 1758, Mr.. in St. Petersburg and entered the service under contract to the newly established Imperial Academy of Arts, . Professor sculpture, . period of three years, . but played the position for twenty years and thus, . became the first planter of the aforesaid categories of art in Russia,
. Under his leadership, formed talented Shubin, Gordeev, Fedosov Shchedrin, Michael. Ivanov, and in general all Russian sculptors, reared in the Academy since 1758 to 1778, Mr.. In 1767, Mr.. He was promoted to Associate Director of the Academy. In 1773, Mr.. according to his own request was dismissed from the service in this institution, . with a pension of 400 rubles a year, . and went home (in Metz), but in 1780, . due to receipt of, . mistakenly bankers, . pension twice for two-thirds of the year, . Further, its production, he was terminated, . without any fault on his part,
. From works Gillet, . performed in France, . known marble statues: "Paris, . feeding a golden apple to Venus "(1757; is in the Louvre in Paris) and" Hercules, . podnosyaschy Eurystheus Erymanthian boar ", . Stone Group: Zephyr and Flora "and" Vertumn and Pomona (located in the country, Mr.,
. Belmont, in Valenton, near Paris) and some other. From his work in Russia survived only portrait bust I.I. Shuvalov, still stored in the museum of the Imperial Academy of Arts. A. P-in.