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.
Painter, graphic artist, architect, applied artist, theatrical designer, illustrator, teacher. Born in a merchant’s family in Moscow (1859) and grew up in Voronezh (1862–80). Studied under Illarion Pryanishnikov, Vladimir
Filmmaker, photographer, painter. Born in the family of Georgy Yufit in Leningrad (1961). Graduated from the Leningrad Metal Works Technical College (1984). Founded the Necrorealism group, investigating the border zone
German painter, draughtsman, teacher. Studied at the Königlich Preussische Akademie der Künste in Berlin and under Paul Delaroche in Paris (1839–40). Visited Italy (1841) and Danzig (1842). Drew portraits for lithographs
The Kuskovo Palace was the main building on the estate of Count Peter Sheremetev near Moscow. The palace was constructed between 1769 and 1775 under the stewardship of Karl Blank. The blueprints were commissioned from Charles
Konstantin Thon designed the embankment and landing wharf in front of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1832–34). The embankment is decorated with Ancient Egyptian sphinxes, which have the face of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (13th