Feodosy Schedrin

Born: 1751, St Petersburg
Died: 1825, St Petersburg

Sculptor, teacher. Younger brother of Semyon Schedrin, father of Sylvester Schedrin. Son of a soldier in the Preobrazhensky Regiment. Studied sculpture under Nicolas-François Gillet at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1764–73). Awarded a minor silver medal (1769), minor gold medal (1770), major silver medal (1771) and a major gold medal (1772). Foreign fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Florence and Rome (1773–75) and Paris (1775–89), where he studied under Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain and was awarded a minor gold medal by the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture (1776). Returned to St Petersburg (1789), where he sculpted marble statues of Venus (1792) and Diana (1798), bronze statues for the Grand Cascade at Peterhof (1800–05), a low relief for the Kazan Cathedral (1807) and figures for the Stock Exchange and Admiralty (1812–13). Taught sculpture at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1794–1825). Academician (1794), board member (1795), adjunct professor (1803), rector of sculpture (1819). Died in St Petersburg (1825). Buried at the Smolensk Cemetery (1825) and reburied at the St Alexander Nevsky Monastery (1934).

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