Grigory Mikhailov

Born: 1814, Mozhaisk
Died: 1867, Keila-Joa (Estonia)

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Serf of the Demyanov family who was emancipated with the help of Alexei Venetsianov. Studied under Alexei Venetsianov (1834–36) and under Karl Brullov at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1836–42). Awarded a minor silver medal (1838), minor gold medal (1839), major silver medal (1840) and a major gold medal (1842). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Italy (1845–49) and Spain (1850–55), where he copied paintings in the Prado and made 175 biblical drawings for the American ambassador, which were later engraved in the United States. Academician of history painting (1855), adjunct professor (1861). Moved to Reval (1862) and lived and died at his estate of Schloss Fall in north Estonia (1867). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts.

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