Vasily Andreevich Tropinin
(1776 - 1857)
Vasily Andreevich Tropinin was active/lived in Russian Federation, Ukraine. Vasily Tropinin is known for romantic painting-portrait, figure and genre.
Biography Vasily Andreevich Tropinin
Vasily Andreevich Tropinin was a Russian Romantic painter. Much of his life was spent as a serf; he didn't attain his freedom until he was more than forty years old. Three of his more important works are a portrait of Alexander Pushkin and paintings called The Lace Maker and The Gold-Embroideress.
Vasily was born as a serf of Count Munnich in the village Karpovka of Novgorod Guberniya and then transferred to Count Morkov's as a part of the Munich's daughter's dowry. Soon he was sent to Saint Petersburg to study the trade of a confectioner. Instead of learning his trade Tropinin secretly attended free drawing lessons in the Imperial Academy of Arts.
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