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Dmitriev-Kavkazsky Lev Evgrafovich
Pseudonyms,autonyms and aliases: Arslan 1849–1916  


February 18, 1849 (page Robust Trench in the Caucasus) - January 21, 1916 (St. Petersburg)

painter and graphic artist.

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Дмитриев-Кавказский, Лев Евграфович



February 18, 1849 (page Robust Trench in the Caucasus) - January 21, 1916 (St. Petersburg)

painter and graphic artist.

born in the family physician of the garrison Dmitrieva. General education in the Stavropol school. In 1869, on the advice of high school teacher Strashkevich moved to St. Petersburg and entered the IAH as volnoslushayuschego student. Studied engraving by F. I. Jordan. In 1872 he was awarded a small silver medal for a copy of the engraving PP Rubens "warrior holding a spear," in 1873 - a large silver medal for etching of a painting FF Gorshelta "Lezgins" . In 1878 he released from the Academy with the rank of class artist 1-st degree. In those same years, he took the nickname "The Caucasus».

Participated in academic exhibitions. In 1882, for engraved portraits of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, Archpriest I. Vasiliev and Archimandrite Ignatius (Brianchaninov), pen and ink "gossips" and picturesque portrait of the singer MD Kamenska received the title of academician.

in 1883-1884 was the editor of an illustrated magazine "Swallow", in charge of the artistic part of the 1884-1887 edition of the World illustration. Repeatedly traveled to the Caucasus. In 1880, published in St. Petersburg albums of engravings "Caucasus" and "Portraits of famous natives of the Caucasus". In the summer of 1887 traveled to the Trans-Caspian region and Central Asia, visited Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, completing the trip many sketches. In the same year he became one of the founders of the Association of Russian illustrators. In 1894, he published a book on Central Asia ", which is illustrated with his own. Participated in the preparation of such publications as "The War of the Russian people against Napoleon in 1812" (1910), "The boyars Romanovs and the reign of Mikhail Fedorovich" PG Vasenko (1913) and others.

Engaged engraving of reproduction, working on the picturesque originals Repin, KD Flavitsky, AE Kotzebue, Gorshelta. He turned to watercolors. Exhibited works at exhibitions the Society of Russian watercolors.

In 1895 he opened his own school of painting and drawing, which lasted until the death of the wizard. At various times, they learned AP Apsit, MVDobuzhinsky, LV Turzhansky, AV Kuprin, M. AND . Toidze, P. Filonov and others.

buried at the Smolensk Cemetery in St. Petersburg.

Dmitriev Caucasus - one of the most important Russian engravers of the second half of the XIX century, the representative of the academic trend. He worked mainly in the form of etchings and dry point. The main theme of his works have been the nature of the Caucasus, traditions and customs of its peoples. His ethnographic focus artist's work near the art VV Vereshchagin, Caucasian series L. Lagorio, P. Vereshchagin, EA Lanceray.

Works Dmitrieva Caucasus are in many museums and private collections, including the State Russian Museum, Pushkin Museum im. Pushkin.

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