Grigory Durnov

Born: 1825, St Petersburg
Died: 1853, St Petersburg

Sculptor. Born in St Petersburg in the family of a serf called Nikita Durnov (1825). Awarded his freedom and the title of non-class artist (1848). Sculpted busts of architect Dmitry Shebuyev (1847), Nikolai Utkin (1848) and Count Fyodor Tolstoy (1852). Died of cholera in St Petersburg (1853).

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