Ignatii Stepanovich Shchedrovskii
Shchedrovskii, Ignatii Stepanovich
Born Sept. 15 (27), 1815, in Raseiniai, Lithuania; died Dec. 25, 1870 (Jan. 6, 1871), in Moscow. Russian graphic artist, lithographer, and painter.
Shchedrovskii studied with J. Rustemas at the university in Vilnius. From 1833 to 1836 he attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. Shchedrovskii produced detailed drawings whose truthful depiction of urban scenes and vivid social characterization of urban dwellers are reminiscent of the Venetsianov school. His works include the lithograph albums Scenes From Russian Popular Life (published 1839; the same works were redone for albums of colored autolithographs published in 1845 and republished in 1846, 1852, and 1855), The Sbiterí Vendor (1837, Russian Museum, Leningrad), and The Carpentry Shop (1839, Tret’iakov Gallery, Moscow).