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Painter, miniaturist, restorer, teacher. Son of wooden sculptor Ivan Terebenyov, brother of Ivan Terebenyov, uncle of Alexander Terebenyov. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1803–15). Awarded a minor silver medal (1810), major silver medal (1812) and a major gold medal and the title of class artist (1815). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Europe (1815–17). Academician (1830). Taught drawing at St Petersburg Artillery School (1832–57).