Joseph Ivanovich Yushkov was born in St. Petersburg, the son of the Governor of Kazan. He served in the lifeguards’ hussar regiment, retired in the rank of Colonel (1821). Actual state councilor, stall master of the Imperial court. Attended sculpture class as a volunteer under academician P. Clodt. Honorary member of the Imperial Academy of arts (1848). Known as a talented animal painter, author of small figurines of horses belonging to the emperors Paul I, Alexander II, Nicholas I. the Owner of a small cast factory producing bronze busts, candlesticks and small stationary (figurines of horses and dogs).