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.
Part of Palace Embankment between the River Fontanka and the Liteiny Bridge. Named after the Gagarin Wharf, a hemp warehouse on the right bank of the River Neva on the Petersburg Side (1860s). Renamed French Embankment
Painter, graphic artist, writer, performer, curator. Born in a family of Old Believers in the village of Sidoryonkovo in western Siberia during the Second World War. Moved to Moscow (1959) and studied at the Moscow Power
Painter, teacher. Born Abram Pyrikov to a poor peasant family in the remote village of Yegorovo in Ryazan Province (1862). Studied under Vasily Perov, Alexei Savrasov, Vasily Polenov, Illarion Pryanishnikov and Vladimir
The Grotto in the Summer Garden was based on a project by Andreas Schlüter, a German sculptor and architect invited to St Petersburg by Peter the Great (1714). After his death, construction was headed by Jean-Baptiste-Alexandre
Painter, graphic artist, engraver, sculptor, applied artist, designer, poet. Son of Yevgeny Kropivnitsky and Olga Potapova, brother of Valentina Kropivnitskaya, brother-in-law of Oscar Rabin, uncle of Alexander Rabin. Born in