Aleksandr Ignatevich Lebedev

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lebedev, Aleksandr Ignat’evich


Born 1830 in St. Petersburg; died there Apr. 4 (16), 1898. Russian graphic artist and lithographer.

Lebedev studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1849—57) under P. V. Basin. From the 1850’s to the 1890’s he drew caricatures for such magazines as Vesel’chak (Merry Man) and Iskra (Spark), and created entertaining drawings on themes of St. Petersburg life (the albums of lithographs Fallen But Dear Creatures, 1862). In his illustrations for the works of N. A. Nekrasov and M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin, Lebedev strove to convey the social criticism of their work.


Smirnova, E. I. “A. I. Lebedev.” In Russkoe iskusstvo … Seredina deviatnadtsatogo veka. Moscow, 1958.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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