Kapiton Zelentsov

Born: 1790
Died: 1845, St Petersburg

Painter, draughtsman, lithographer, illustrator. Son of the factory owner and collegiate assessor Alexei Zelentsov. Drew caricatures and popular prints during the Patriotic War (1812). Worked for the Ministry of the Interior and His Imperial Majesty’s Office (1814–41), reaching the rank of court councillor. Copied paintings in the Imperial Hermitage (from 1812) and studied under Alexei Venetsianov (mid-1820s). Illustrated the works of Alexander Pushkin, Jan Tadeusz Bulharyn and Mikhail Zagoskin (1832). Academician of perspective painting (1833). Author of Entertaining Alphabet Compiled and Drawn by Kapiton Zelentsov (1835). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Society for the Encouragement of Artists and the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1826).

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