Semyon Schedrin

Born: 1745, St Petersburg (?)
Died: 1804, St Petersburg

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, teacher. Elder brother of Feodosy Schedrin, uncle of Sylvester Schedrin. Son of a soldier in the Preobrazhensky Regiment. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1759–67), graduating with a major gold medal (1767). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Paris (1767–69) and Rome (1769–72), where he continued to live at his own expense (1772–76). Returned to St Petersburg (1776) and taught landscape painting (from 1776) and landscape engraving (from 1799) at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Academician (1779), board member (1785), adjutant rector (1798). Painted views of parks and palaces in Tsarskoe Selo (late 1770s), restored paintings in the Imperial Hermitage (1780s) and painted views of Peterhof, Pavlovsk and Gatchina (1790s). Died in St Petersburg and buried at the Smolensk Cemetery (1804).

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