Vasily Belyaev

Born: 1867, St Petersburg
Died: 1928, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist, decorator, teacher. Born in the family of a merchant called Vasily Belyaev in St Petersburg (1867). Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1886–91). Designed mosaics for the Church of the Resurrection in St Petersburg (1895–1909) and murals for the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Warsaw (1910). Professor (1913), academician (1914). Taught at the Imperial Academy of Arts, where he headed the mosaic workshop (1913–28). Died in Leningrad (1928). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1889). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1893–95), Society of Artists of History Painting (1895–96, 1898), St Petersburg Society of Artists (1899, 1904, 1917), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1923), Jesus Christ in Christian Art and Culture (14th to 20th Centuries) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2000) and Suuret venäläiset mestarit ja kuva Jeesuksesta at the Retretti Art Centre in Punkaharju in Finland (2002).

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