Mark Matveyevich Antokolsky

Mark Matveyevich Antokolsky

Birth
Vilnius, Vilnius City Municipality, Vilnius, Lithuania
Death 14 Jul 1902 (aged 61)
Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Burial Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 178992365 · View Source
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Artist. A 19th century Russian sculptor, he is remembered for his statue of "Ivan the Terrible" (1870) currently displayed at the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Born to poor Jewish parents, he studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg from 1862 until 1868. His first works centered around Jewish themes, which included "Jewish Tailor," "Nathan the Wise," "Inquisition's Attack Against Jews," and "Stingy Man," the latter which earned him the Academy's Grand Silver Medal in 1865. Following his education, he settled in Berlin, Germany where he began working on "Ivan the Terrible." Suffering from health problems, he moved to Rome, Italy in 1871 before settling in Paris, France in 1877. While in Rome, he completed his sculpture of "Peter the Great" (1872) for the Peterhof Palace in Saint Petersburg, with duplicates for the Russian cities of Taganrog and Arkhangelsk. In 1878 he exhibited most of his works at the Paris Universal exposition, receiving the Grand Prize. Three years later, he exhibited in Saint Petersburg and was awarded the rank of professor. His other notable works include "Death of Socrates" (1875), "Christ Before the People" (1878), "Spinoza" (1881), "Mephistopheles" (1884), "Yaroslav the Wise" (1889), and "Nestor the Chronicler" (1889). While starting work on a monument to Catherine the Great, he died from chronic stomach disease at the age of 61.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mark Matveyevich Antokolsky (2 Nov 1840–14 Jul 1902), Find a Grave Memorial no. 178992365, citing Preobrazhenskoe Jewish Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .