Pavel Alexandrovich Svedomsky
(1849 - 1904)
Pavel Alexandrovich Svedomsky was active/lived in Russian Federation. Pavel Svedomsky is known for Historical painting.
Pavel Alexandrovich Svedomsky was born
in St. Petersburg in 1849. Svedomsky, the painter, was a
descendant of a Russian noble family and studied at the Düsseldorf Art
Academy in Munich with Eduard von Gebhardt and Mihály Munkácsy. In 1875,
he settled in Rome.
Svedomsky's favorite subjects were history
paintings. The famous painting of the 'Medusa' (1882) is today on
display at the Moscow Tretyakov Gallery. In Kiev, Svedomsky created
paintings for the St. Vladimir Cathedral, depicting scenes from the life
of Christ. In his later work, the artist went on to represent Russian
themes. Svedomsky died in 1904.