Lanceray, Eugene


Was born on August 24, 1848 in Morshansk, Tambov province.
Died on April 4, 1886 in Neskuchnoye, Belgorod uyezd, Kursk province.

The son of a railway engineer; studied at the law faculty of St. Petersburg University (1866-1870), graduated with a scientific degree of law candidate. For four years served in the Ministry of Finance, then retired and committed to art. He did not receive the formal artistic education, was going out scetching, visited workshops of different sculptors, in particular, observed the manner of Nikolai Lieberich, sculpted from life. In 1867 and 1876, he travelled to Paris, where he studied bronze art casting and scrutinized museum art collections.

In 1869, being a University student, received a title of class artist of the 2nd degree from the Imperial Academy of Arts for creating compositions "Unicorn with Two Riders and a Dog" (bronze) and "Ruslan and Lyudmila" (wax). In 1872 for the statue "Royal Falconer of the 17th century", "Tempting offer", "Young Linear Cossack", "Shepherd Boy" and "Abrek" (all bronze) was awarded with the title of the first class degree artist. In 1874 was declared as an honorary free member of the Imperial Academy of Arts. Since 1879, was a member-artist of the Moscow Society of Fine Arts Cognoscentes. Travelled regularly through Central and South Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, Bashkortostan, Kyrgyzstan and the Crimea.

In 1883 made a trip to Algeria. Lanceray was the author of genre sculptures on the historical, ethnographic, common and folklore topics. He also worked in the field of decorative and applied art. Created several portrait busts (portrait of A.N. Benois, portrait of O. K. Lanceray) during the last decade of his life. His works were casted in many copies in the factories and the bronze casting workshops of private firms by F. Chopin, N. Shtange, A. Moran, Was born on August 24, 1848 in Morshansk Tambov province.
Died on April 4, 1886, in Neskuchnoye, Belgorod uyezd, Kursk province.

Exhibits in the Museum Collection