From the family of a civil official. Was educated in the School of guard sub-ensigns (1842-1846). While servicing as an officer in Leib guards Dragoon and Hussar regiments began to mold small wax figurines of people and animals. After retiring, studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts under P. K. Clodt1. In 1857, was awarded with a small silver medal for the figurine from wax "Mazepa"2.
In 1859 for sculptural group from wax "Death of Polish Hussar in the XVth century" – Lieberich was declared an honorary free member of the Imperial Academy of Arts. In 1861 the artist was titled academician for the series of sculptures on hunting theme - "The Strapper with Hounds" (bronze), "Wolf Hounding” (wax), "The Head Whipper with Hounds" (bronze) – all exhibited in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1860-1861.
From 1862, he was a member-partner of the Imperial Society for Artists' Encouragement. Being the animalist sculptor, he worked mainly at small forms. Author of numerous hunting, military and domestic compositions. Created models of animals for bronze manufacturers in St. Petersburg - A. I. Sokolov, P. A. Ovchinnikov, Verkhovtsev and I.S. Sazikov, who casted them in silver and bronze. Sculptures were repeatedly replicated in Kasli cast iron factory in the Urals.
1Year of the retirement and enrollment in the Academy of Fine Arts in documentary sources is unknown.
2This is the only evidence of his classes at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Exhibits in the Museum Collection
Samoyed on skis. Statuette
Lieberich, Nikolay, Alexander Sokolov art bronze factoryModel: 1863 Casting: mid-1860s
Pair of single-candle candlesticks from Hunting writing set: "A wolf anigh dry spruce", “She-wolf anigh dry spruce"
Lieberich, Nikolay, Woerffel bronze and lapidary art factoryИнв.681.1-2/ДПИ
Pointer dog holding dead great snipe in its jaws
Lieberich, Nikolay, Woerffel bronze and lapidary art factory1862-1863
Hunter's fight with bear
Lieberich, Nikolay, Woerffel bronze and lapidary art factory1866
Lieberich, Nikolay, Woerffel bronze and lapidary art factory1860-1861
Wolf caught in the trap
Lieberich, Nikolay, Woerffel bronze and lapidary art factory1861
Bear with Cub in fir forest. Composition for the inkstand from the “Hunting” writing set.
Samoyed sledge team. Composition
Stremyanny groom with greyhounds
Lieberich, Nikolay, Alexander Sokolov art bronze factory1864
Bear from Lisino
Lieberich, Nikolay, Robert Kohun bronze and silverware factory1865
Lieberich, Nikolay, Woerffel bronze and lapidary art factoryThe 1880s