Stepan Galaktionov

Born: 1778 or 1779, St Petersburg
Died: 1854, St Petersburg

Engraver, draughtsman, painter, teacher. Studied painting under Mikhail Ivanov and Semyon Schedrin (1785–99) and engraving under Sergei Ivanov and Ignaz Sebastian Klauber (1799–1800) at the Imperial Academy of Arts, graduating with a first-class certificate and the title of class artist (1800). Worked in the landscape engraving class of the Imperial Academy of Arts, engraving views of the environs of St Petersburg after paintings by Semyon Schedrin (1799–1803). Academician of landscape painting (1808). One of the first Russian artists to master the technique of lithography (early 1820s). Illustrated the works of Alexander Pushkin, Ivan Krylov and Ivan Chemnitzer. Contributed to the Views of St Petersburg and Environs series of lithographs published by the Society for the Encouragement of Artists (1821–26). Taught at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1817–54). Head of the landscape engraving class (1830), third-class professor (1831), professor emeritus (1850).

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