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Venig Karl Bogdanovich

Wenig Karl Bogdanovich

February 26, 1830 (Revel) - January 24, 1908 (St. Petersburg)

painter and graphic artist.

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Вениг, Карл Богданович


Wenig Karl Bogdanovich

February 26, 1830 (Revel) - January 24, 1908 (St. Petersburg)

painter and graphic artist.

From 1844 he studied at the IAH in St. Petersburg as volnoprihodyaschego student in the class of historical painting by FA Bruni. During the period of study took all existing academic awards: in 1849 - a small silver medal in 1850 - a large silver medal in 1852 - a small gold medal for the painting "Hagar in the desert with his son, Ismail, in 1853 - a large gold medal for the program "Esther before Ahasuerus". He was released from the Academy with the rank of class artist 1-th degree and a pensioner's right to travel abroad for six years.

in 1853 as a pensioner IAH went to Europe, settled in Rome, where he studied museum collections. In 1860, for work performed in Italy now "Entombment", presented at the Academic exhibition, was awarded the title of academician. In 1862 he returned to St. Petersburg. In the same year was recognized as a professor of historical painting for the painting "Two angels herald the death of the city of Sodom».

From 1862 he taught drawing classes at the Academy. In 1869 was appointed associate professor in 1876 - Full Professor of degree 2 in the class of painting in 1888 - Full Professor of 1-st degree. From 1871 he was a member of the IAH.

addition to easel painting turned to the monumental. In 1870 the painting was brought to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, performed songs of "Nativity of the Virgin", "Assumption", sixteen figures of saints, as well as (on cardboard Bruni) "Transfiguration" and "Ascension". Created an image of the Crucifixion for Nicholas Lutheran Church in Reval.

Wenig - one of the most significant representatives of academic art in Russia in the second half of the XIX century. The bulk of its artistic heritage includes pictures on the theme of Russian history, biblical and literary themes ( "The last minute Otrepiev Gregory, 1879," Ivan the Terrible and his mother, 1886, "The conquest of Kazan", 1899). Less frequently turned to the portrait. Pictures Wenig different definition picture clarity and composition construction, some of them reflect realistic trends.

Wenig works are in many museum collections, including the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, the Scientific Research Museum of Russia Academy of Arts and others.

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