Dutch engraver, cartographer. Studied engraving under Romeyn de Hooghe (1676–79). Taught etching to Peter the Great during his Great Embassy to Holland (1697) and was invited to Russia to work on commissions and train Russian artists (1698). Headed the engraving workshop at the Moscow Armoury.
Lithographer, draughtsman, painter. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1855–61). Awarded a minor silver medal (1860) and the title of free artist of portrait painting (1861). Ran a lithographic studio in St Petersburg
Jeweller, silversmith. Hallmark: МЦС. Lived in Moscow, where he worked in the Moscow Neoclassical style (1790s). Collaborated with other masters (1793–95). Worked with Monogrammist I. L. on a silver cover for an icon of Our
Italian tenor, bel canto opera singer. Born in Romano di Lombardia near Bergamo (1794). Debuted in Pavia (1814). Repertoire included Gioacchino Rossini’s Otello, Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Vincenzo Bellini’s La
Cuban artist. Born in Piñar del Río (1956). Graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana (1983). Worked in a duet with René Francisco Rodríguez Hernández (1988–96). Fellow of the Ludwig Forum für Internationale
Yury Shabelnikov was born in Taganrog on 24 December 1954. He studied at the children’s art school with Leonid Stukanov. In 1977, Shabelnikov enrolled in the art and graphic design department of the Rostov Pedagogical