POPOV Mikhail Petrovich( Sculptor)
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Biography POPOV Mikhail Petrovich
1837 - 1898
Student H. Pimenova in the Imperial Academy of Arts. In 1866, Mr.. his bas-relief "Penelope and her suitors, brought him a gold medal along with the title of class artist 1-th degree and the right to a six-year stay abroad as a pensioner of the Academy. He visited Berlin, Vienna, Venice, Naples and settled in Rome. During his stay in foreign countries executed, among other things, the statue of "Girl-yoke", "Group gugar poor" and the figure of "a Neapolitan fisherman, who plays the mandolin". The first and third of these works were on the academic exhibition 1872. For them, Popov received the title of academician and a cash prize of 2000 rubles, in addition, in attention to his talent, he was a pensioner's continued maintenance for two more years. In 1876, Mr.. was molded statue of "Phryne before the people's court", soon carved out of marble and brought the artist to the title of professor. Upon his return to St. Petersburg in 1878, he performed a statue of "Cleopatra" in 1881. modeled a few busts, which was assumed to surround the monument to Catherine II in Catherine Square (St. Petersburg), in 1882, Mr.. went again abroad to statues of marble bust of Emperor Alexander II to stage in the building of the Moscow court statutes and then engaged in other less important works. Of his most successful works, except the aforementioned, can point to the busts of "crying boy" and "laughing child", the colossal statue of Emperor Alexander II, the characteristic black head and the portrait bust of the prince with. Obolensky. A. P-in.