Anton Vasyutinsky

Born: 1858, Kamenets-Podolsky (Podolia Province)
Died: 1935, Leningrad

Medallist. Born in the town of Kamenets-Podolsky in the Ukraine (1858). Studied at the Nikolai Murashko School of Drawing in Kiev (1876–80) and the Imperial Academy of Arts (1882–88). Awarded a major silver medal (1887) and a major gold medal and the title of first-class artist (1888). Trained under Anton Scharff in Vienna (1888) and Jules-Clément Chaplain in Paris (1889–93). Returned to Russia and worked as a senior medallist at the St Petersburg Mint (1893), reaching the ranks of assistant director (1922), director of the medallion section (1922), principal medallist (1926) and consultant designer (1935). Designed over two-hundred coins and medals, including the medals celebrating the marriage of Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra Fyodorovna (1894), coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra Fyodorovna (1896), centenary of the State Council (1901), bicentenary of St Petersburg (1903), bicentenary of the Battle of Poltava (1909), centenary of the Patriotic War (1912) and the tercentenary of the House of Romanov (1913) and the Soviet gold chervonets coin (1923) and the Order of Lenin (1930). Academician (1908). Founded and headed the medallion department at the VKhUTEIN in Leningrad (from 1925). Died at work in Leningrad (1935). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts and international exhibitions in Rome, Liége, Turin, Paris, Munich and Venice.

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