Rudolf Ferdinandovich von Frentz

Born: 1831, Berlin
Died: 1918, Petrograd

Painter, graphic artist. Father of Rudolf Rudolfovich Frentz. Graduated from the Königliche Akademie der Künste in Berlin (1854) and moved to St Petersburg (1857), where he painted commissions for the imperial court (from 1869), including animal and hunting scenes and twenty-five history pictures for the tercentenary of the House of Romanov (1913). Lived and worked in Gatchina (from 1859). Awarded Russian citizenship (1884). Honorary free member of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1885), academician (1912). Full member of the Imperial Society of Russian Watercolourists. Contributed to exhibitions (from 1864). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1864–93), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1878), Society of Exhibitions of Works of Art (1880–83), Blanc et noir (1890), St Petersburg Society of Artists (1892–1901), Imperial Society of Russian Watercolourists (1893–95, 1904–10), Pan-Russian Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod (1896), Estonian Literary Society (1897, 1898, 1900), Fellowship of Artists (1908–10), Exhibition of Russian Art in London (1910) and the World Exhibitions in Paris (1867, 1878), Philadelphia (1876), Berlin (1886) and Chicago (1893).

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