Zemtsov Aleksandr Efimovich (1856, St. Petersburg – 1896, St. Petersburg).
He studied at the Academy of Arts and was awarded the Academy’s Small silver medals for his drawings from nature in 1877, 1878 and 1879, Big silver medals in 1880 for his sketch The Pharaoh’s Death in the Red Sea, in 1881 for the sketch Cariolanus’ Mother, Wife and Son Begging Him to Spare Rome, in 1883 the Small gold medal and the title of 2nd class painter for his design program Hector Reproaching Paris for Inaction in the Presence of Helen.
In 1880-1890s, he drew for magazines Vsemirnaya Illyustraciya, Zhivopisnoe Obozrenie, Nov', and Niva, made illustrations for books by Alexander Pushkin (The Water-Nymph, Pique Dame, Boris Godunov), Mikhail Lermontov (Аshik-Kerib), Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace), Kondraty Ryleev (Mstislav the Bold), for The Big Album of Illustrations to A.S. Pushkin’s Works (St. Petersburg 1887) and the Jubilee Album dedicated to the poet’s 100th anniversary (St. Petersburg 1899).
His works, including some dealing with subjects from Russian history, are in the Russian Museum.
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