Eugène Pluchart

Born: 1809, St Petersburg
Died: after 1879, Dresden

Franco-German painter, graphic artist, photographer. Born in St Petersburg (1809) in the family of French printer Alexandre Pluchart (1777–1827) and his German wife Sophie Wagner (1782–1857). Studied at the Königliche Akademie der Künste in Munich and visited Italy and France (1828–32). Nominated to the Imperial Academy of Arts (1836), academician (1839). Lived in Moscow (1840–42). Returned to St Petersburg (1843), where he painted icons for St Isaac’s Cathedral (1840s) and opened a photographic studio (1850s). Moved to Dresden (early 1860s). Died in Dresden (after 1879). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts and St Petersburg: A Portrait of the City and its Citizens at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2003).

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