Afinogen Shustov

Born: 1786, Yaroslavl
Died: 1813, St Petersburg

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Born in Yaroslavl in the family of Loggin Shustov, an icon-painter for the Holy Synod (1786). Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1795–1806). Awarded a minor silver medal (1803), major silver medal (1805) and a first-class certificate (1806). Worked at the Yuga St Dorotheus Hermitage in Yaroslavl Province (1804). Restored frescoes and painted icons and compositions in churches (1806–10). Illustrated Vladimir Ozerov’s tragedy Polyxena (1809). Worked as a draughtsman at the Imperial Mint and the Department of Mining (1809–13). Honorary librarian and keeper of prints at the Imperial Public Library (1812–13). Died of consumption in St Petersburg and buried at the Smolensk Cemetery (1813).

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