Lev Feliksovich Lagorio

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Lagorio, Lev Feliksovich


Born June 16 (28), 1827, or Nov. 17 (29), 1827, in Feodosiia; died Dec. 9 (22), 1905, in St. Petersburg. Russian painter, working often in watercolor.

From 1843 to 1850, Lagorio studied under M. N. Vorob’ev and B. P. Villeval’de at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. Between 1853 and 1860 he studied in France and Italy on a stipend. Lagorio’s works, primarily seascapes and battle scenes, combined the spontaneity of plein air painting with the artificial coloristic effects of traditional romantic and academic landscape painting (Hannibal’s Fountain in Rocca di Papa Near Rome, 1860, Tret’iakov Gallery; Repelling the Storming of Bayazit on June 8, 1877, 1891, Central Historical Museum of Military Engineering, Moscow).


Barsamov, N. S. “L. F. Lagorio.” In Russkoe iskusstvo: Ocherki o zhizni i tvorchestve khudozhnikov…. Seredina 19 veka. Moscow, 1958.
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