Ivan Terebenyov

Born: 1780, St Petersburg
Died: 1815, St Petersburg

Sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, caricaturist, teacher. Son of wooden sculptor Ivan Terebenyov, brother of Mikhail Terebenyov, father of Alexander Terebenyov. Studied under Mikhail Kozlovsky at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1785–1800). Awarded a minor gold medal (1797) and a major gold medal and the title of first-class artist (1800). Designed reliefs for the pedestal of Bartolomeo Carlo Rastrelli’s equestrian statue of Peter the Great outside St Michael’s Castle (1800). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in St Petersburg (1800–04). Member of the Free Society of Lovers of the Letters, Sciences and Arts (1803–11). Moved to Tver (1805), where he taught drawing in a grammar school and took up poetry (1805–07). Returned to St Petersburg (1807), where he designed reliefs and sculptures decorating many buildings, including the Stock Exchange, Admiralty (1811–13) and Narva Triumphal Gates (1814). Etched caricatures of Napoleon and the French army during the Patriotic War (1813–14). Died in St Petersburg and buried at the Volkovo Cemetery (1815).

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