Leonid Vladimirovich Shervud

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Shervud, Leonid Vladimirovich


Born Apr. 16 (28), 1871, in Moscow; died Aug. 23, 1954, in Leningrad. Soviet sculptor. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1946). Son of architect V. O. Shervud.

Shervud studied with S. I. Ivanov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1886 to 1891. He also attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1893 to 1898. In 1899 and 1900 he studied on a stipend from the academy with A. Rodin and E. A. Bourdelle at the Julien Academy in Paris.

Shervud helped implement the Lenin plan of monument propaganda (for example, the monument to A. N. Radishchev, plaster of paris, 1918, Petrograd). Shervud evolved from genre scenes in an impressionistic style (for example, the gravestone for G. I. Uspenskii, bronze and granite, 1904, Volkovo Cemetery, Leningrad) to works noted for monumental strictness of form (for example, the portrait of P. L. Voikov, plaster of paris, 1927, Russian Museum, Leningrad; The Sentry, plaster of paris, 1933).

Shervud was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.


[Rogachevskii, V.] L. V. Shervud. Moscow, 1955.
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