Andrei Ivanovich Ivanov
Ivanov, Andrei Ivanovich
Born circa 1776; died July 12 (24), 1848, in St. Petersburg. Russian painter, representative of classicism.
Ivanov studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (178297) with G.I. Ugriumov. He taught at the Academy of Arts from 1798 (from 1803 he was an academician and from 1812, a professor). In 1830 he was fired arbitrarily by Nicholas I. Ivanov was active in the Free Society of Amateurs of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Adhering to the academic tradition in composing a historical painting, Ivanov sought to portray civic virtue (The Death of Pelopidas, 1800–10, in the Tret’iakov Gallery) and patriotism (The Feat of the Kiev Youth, c. 1810, and The Single Combat of Mstislav the Brave and Rededia, c. 1812, both in the Russian Museum in Leningrad). Ivanov was an outstanding teacher and master of academic drawing. Among his pupils were A.A. Ivanov, his son, and K.P. Briullov.