Kamenskiy, Pavel Pavlovich

Kamenskiy, Pavel Pavlovich, was born on 16(28) April 1858, St. Petersburg – the date of death presumably after 1917

Biography

The painter F. P. Tolstoy grandson. Was the external student of the Imperial Arts Academy (1874-1877; 1879-1881; 1882-1885). Was withdrawn twice for the academic failure in science. In 1879 for "The Bust from life" was awarded with a small incentive medal, in 1881 for a group "Abandoned" - with large incentive medal. In 1885 for the statue "Ophelia" was titled the second class artist and gained the right to teach drawing in secondary schools. In 1886 was appointed as a teacher of drawing in the Imperial Theatre school and headed the Directorate Imperial theatres' prop workshop, where he worked until 1901. He created several compositions and portraits. The author of P.I. Tchaikovsky's bust, that later served as a gravestone to the composer (1897, bronze, Artists’ Necropolis at Alexander Nevsky Lavra). Created a number of statuette models "Ethnic Groups of Russia" for the Imperial porcelain factory.