Nikanor Tyutryumov

Born: 1821, Novgorod Province
Died: 1877, St Petersburg

Painter, draughtsman, teacher. Born in the family of Leonty Tyutryumov in Novgorod Province (1821). Graduated from the Noble Regiment as an ensign of the Second Grenadier Artillery Brigade (1840). Transferred to St Petersburg (1846), where he taught drawing at the Noble Regiment (from 1846). Influenced by fellow officer Sergei Zaryanko and studied under Karl Brullov and Pyotr Basin at the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1846). Painted programmes for minor gold medals (1851, 1852). Nominated to the Imperial Academy of Arts (1853), academician (1853), honorary fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1864). Retired from the Russian army with the rank of colonel (1866). Assistant head of workshops and wardrobes of the Imperial Theatres (1868). Painted 320 portraits, 39 pictures, 160 studies and 3 large iconostases. Died in St Petersburg (1877). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1850). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1850) and St Petersburg: A Portrait of the City and its Citizens at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2003).

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