Alexei Mazurin

Born: 1846, Moscow
Died: after 1915

Genre photographer. Born in the family of Sergei Mazurin in Moscow (1846). Studied at commercial college in Frankfurt-on-Main. Studied painting under Nikolai Nevrev. Took up photography (early 1880s). Travelled across Europe (1882–83). Idealised the peasant way of life in Russia. Pioneer of gum arabic printing in Russia. Member of the Russian Society of Photographers (1895–96). Contributed to the exhibition of photography at the Imperial Russian Technical Society in St Petersburg (1889) and the International Exhibition of Photography in Vienna (1891). Corresponding member of the Hamburg Society of Amateur Photographers, member of the French National Academy of Arts. Awarded honorary prize of the city of Paris, gold medal of the French National Academy, diploma of the International Exhibition of Amateur Photographers in Hamburg and a silver medal at the International Exhibition of Amateur Photographers in Berlin (1892–93). Died in an unknown location (after 1915).

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