Bronnikov Fedor Andreevich (1827-1902)
Bronnikov Fedor Andreevich - artist and professor of historical painting. He was born in Shadrinsk (now Kurgan region) in the family of an icon painter. Bronnikov studied drawing and painting under the guidance of his father and later at the Academy of Fine Arts under the leadership of Markov. In 1851 he was awarded silver meadals: small for portraits from life, and bigger one - for a painting "Return of Ulysses to his house." The following year he received the second gold medal for the program picture "Preaching of the Baptist St.John in the desert". In 1853 - a large gold medal for another program picture "God's mother of all who mourn joy."
In 1854 he became а pensioner of the Academy in Rome. In 1863 he was concidered as a professor of historical painting for the picture "Horace reads his satires to Maecenas."
Until 1881 Bronnikov exhibited his paintings at the academic exhibitions, and starting from this year his painting are part of the Wanderers exhibition. There are paintings of Bronnikov in Museum of Alexander III such as "Christians before death" and "Street of the Italian town" and in the Tretyakov Gallery, "Spiritual procession in Italy", "Pythagoreans Anthem of the Rising Sun", "Damned Field", "Sanctification of Hermes". His works are in museums and private collections in Denmark, Hungary, Italy, England, America.
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