Vladimir Shervud

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Shervud, Vladimir Osipovich


Born 1833; died July 9 (21), 1897, in Moscow. Russian architect, sculptor, and painter. Academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1872).

Shervud studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. His most famous works, all in Moscow, are the Historical Museum (1875–81, engineer A. A. Semenov) and a temple monument dedicated to the heroes of Pleven (cast iron, opened 1887), in both of which he employed elements of 16th-and 17th-century Russian architecture, as well as a monument to N. I. Pirogov (bronze and granite, unveiled 1897). Shervud also painted portraits and landscapes.


Zhivopis’, skul’ptura, arkhitektura i ornamentika. Moscow, 1895.
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