Khariton Platonov

Born: 1841, Vorona (Yaroslavl Province)
Died: 1907, Kiev

Painter, draughtsman, teacher, restorer. Born in the family of a peasant called Platon Platonov in the village of Vorona in Yaroslavl Province (1841). Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1859–70). Awarded minor silver medals (1862, 1867), a major silver medal (1866) and a gold medal for expression (1879). Taught drawing at the Tsarskoe Selo District School (1870–79). Moved to Kiev (1879), where he taught at the Nikolai Murashko School of Drawing (1880–1900) and Kiev School of Art (1901–07). Restored frescoes at St Cyril’s Church in Kiev (1881–89). Academician (1893). Died in Kiev (1907). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1872). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Odessa (1886, 1887), Kharkiv (1887), Ekaterinburg (1887), Riga (1888), Kiev (1888–89) and Kazan (1889) and the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1903, 1904).

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