Vasily Ekgorst (Eckhorst)

Born: 1831, St Petersburg
Died: 1901, St Petersburg

Painter, graphic artist, teacher. Born in the family of Yefim Ekgorst (Eckhorst) in St Petersburg (1831). Studied under Bogdan Gottfried Willewalde at the Imperial Academy of Arts (mid-1850s–1860). Awarded a minor silver medal (1857) and a major silver medal and the title of class artist (1860). Painted landscapes and genre scenes (1860s–80s). Lived and worked in Finland (1890s). Died in St Petersburg (1901). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1854). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1854, 1867, 1870, 1872, 1877, 1879, 1885), Society of Exhibitions of Works of Art (1877, 1879, 1889) and the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (1876).

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