Mikhail Petrovich Klodt

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Klodt, Mikhail Petrovich


(also M. P. Klodt von Jurgensburg). Born Sept. 17 (29), 1835, in St. Petersburg; died there Jan. 7 (20), 1914. Russian painter.

Klodt, the son of P. K. Klodt, studied under A. A. Agin and at the Academy of Arts (1852–61, with an interruption) in St. Petersburg. From 1857 to 1860 he worked in Paris. From 1862 to 1865 he studied in Munich on a stipend from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. In 1895, Klodt became a member of the academy. He was also a founding member of the Society of Wandering Art Exhibitions (peredvizhniki). Klodt painted sentimental genre scenes, permeated by compassion for human suffering. His works include Finnish Fishermen (1855), The Sick Musician (1859), and The Last Spring (1861), which are in the Tret’iakov Gallery, and The Black Bench (1871), which is in the Russian Museum in Leningrad.


Grigor’eva, V. A. “M. P. Klodt.” In Russkoe Iskusstvo. . . . Vtoraia polovina XIX veka. book 1. Moscow, 1962.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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