Pyotr Petrovich Vereschagin

Born: 1834, Perm
Died: 1886, St Petersburg

Painter, draughtsman, teacher. Son of icon-painter Pyotr Prokopievich Vereschagin (1795–1843), elder brother of Vasily Petrovich Vereschagin. Studied icon-painting under his father and grandfather in Perm and landscape painting under Sokrat Vorobyov at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1858–65). Awarded a minor silver medal (1861), major silver medal (1862) and the titles of third-class artist (1865), second-class artist (1867) and first-class artist (1868). Travelled widely across the Russian Empire, painting views of towns and local landscapes (1860s–70s). Visited the Volga (1861, 1873), Caucasus (1862, 1873, 1874), Finland (1864), Crimea (1872, 1875) and Kiev (1873). Taught drawing at a school in the town of Ludza in Vilna Province (1866–70). Member of the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (from 1867). Academician of landscape painting (1873). Joined the Russian army during the Russo-Turkish War, painting battle scenes and views of towns and landscapes along the River Danube (1877–78). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1860). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1860–75, 1884–86), Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1882–83) and a posthumous one-man show in Perm (1984).

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