Pyotr Petrovich Sokolov

Born: 1821, St Petersburg
Died: 1899, St Petersburg

Painter, graphic artist. Son of Pyotr Fyodorovich Sokolov, brother of Alexander Sokolov, nephew of Alexander Brullov and Karl Brullov. Studied under Karl Brullov, Pyotr Basin and Fidelio Bruni at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1837–40). Painted hunting scenes, portraits and illustrated the works of Nikolai Gogol, Nikolai Nekrasov and Ivan Turgenev. Non-class artist of watercolour portraiture (1855), academician (1893). Full member of the St Petersburg Society of Artists (1863–79), honorary member of the Société des Artistes Français (1889). Frontline correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78), injured while sketching the Siege of Plevna (1877) and awarded the St George Cross (1878). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1840s). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Society for the Encouragement of Artists, Imperial Academy of Arts (1874–77), Society of Russian Watercolourists (1880s–90s) Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876) and the Exposition Universelle in Paris (1889). Awarded the Légion d’honneur (1889).

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