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Sverchkov Nikolay Egorovich

Sverchkov Nikolay E.

March 6, 1817 (St. Petersburg) - June 25, 1898 (St. Petersburg)

painter, graphic artist, sculptor.

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Сверчков, Николай Егорович


Sverchkov Nikolay E.

March 6, 1817 (St. Petersburg) - June 25, 1898 (St. Petersburg)

painter, graphic artist, sculptor.

the artist's father served as a senior groom and coachman in the stables of the court.

Drawing started independently. From 1827 to 1829 attended classes at IAH. Since 1833 he served in the Ministry of the Interior, in 1843 he retired to devote themselves entirely to art. His work began to appear regularly at academic fairs. In 1839 was promoted neklassnogo (free), painter. In 1852, for the painting "landed a triple crossing at full gallop chain convoy, stretching along the high road" was awarded the title of academician. In 1855 was elected professor of painting "Road».

Engaged in lithography, in particular, created the "album with pictures of horse breeders factory stallions and mares of the best factories in Russia, published by Felten (1846-1850), as well as a series of street and road scenes for the album" Sketches of Russian , published Datsiaro (1845-1847).

In 1856, exhibited his work at the Paris Salon, which were warmly received by French critics. Quickly gained success Sverchkov became one of the most popular Russian painters, who had many orders, including those of the imperial family. In the early 1860's lived and worked in Paris, London and Brussels. In 1863 his painting "The Return from the hunt" was purchased by Napoleon III. In the same year the artist became a knight of the Legion of Honor. In 1864 he returned to St. Petersburg. He was a painter and Khrenovoe Chesmensky state stud farms.

Sverchkov - one of the largest animal artist of the second half of the XIX century, the representative of the academic trend. The main themes of his works were depictions of horses, the troika, hunting, genre and battle scenes. Now and then turned to the portrait. In the work repeatedly varied motives of his most successful paintings.

Sverchkova works are in many museum and private collections, including the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, Pushkin Museum im. Pushkin, Saratov State Art Museum im. Radishshev, State Museum of Horse Breeding and others.

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