Aleksey Antropov (1716 - 1795)

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Author name: Aleksey Antropov (Alexei Petrovich Antropov).
(1716, St. Petersburg, Russia – 1795, St. Petersburg, Russia) was a Russian barocco painter active primarily in St. Petersburg. His preferred medium was oil, but he also painted miniatures and icons. In 1762 Peter III of Russia became the new Emperor. Antropov soon became his favorite painter. In 1789 Antropov made a personal sacrifice transferring his only house to the Department of Education for organization a Free School (narnoe uchilische) there.
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