Yevgeny Zhitnev

Born: 1809 (1811?)
Died: 1860, St Petersburg

Painter, lithographer, teacher. Serf. Studied painting under Alexei Venetsianov and lithography under Alexander Sandomuri (from 1831). Extern student of the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1831). Awarded minor silver medals (1833, 1834) and the title of non-class artist (1835). Fellow of the Society for the Encouragement of Artists (1831–47). Academician (1857). Taught at the Catherine Institute in St Petersburg (late 1850s). Contributed to exhibitions, including a posthumous one-man show in Petrograd (1917).

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