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Mark Matveievich Antokolsky

 (1843 - 1902)
Mark Matveievich Antokolsky was active/lived in Russian Federation.  Mark Antokolsky is known for painting, sculpture.

Biography   Mark Matveievich Antokolsky


Mark Matveevich Antokolsky rose from poverty to become one of the most important Russian realists of the nineteenth century.  The Tretyakov Gallery alone houses thirty of his works, including the bust of Mephistopheles as well as editions of the full-body version in marble and bronze.  The sculptor conceived the idea of portraying the demon made famous by Goethe’s Faust in 1874, produced the bust in 1877 and finished the full-body sculpture in 1883. The same year it was purchased by the Hermitage, and in 1897 it was moved to the newly-established Russian Museum in St Petersburg.  It represents the devil’s agent as a slender man lost in thought. 

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