Medvedev Grigory Antonovich (1864-1944 ).
Painter. Since 1923, a member of the TatAkhR. Since 1932, a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Classy artist 3 degrees for the paintings "From coal" and "Without air". In 1894 he graduated with a silver medal in drawing from the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, a student of P.P. Chistyakov. After graduating from the academy, he participated in the construction of an art school in Kazan, in which he worked as a teacher and later as a school director for twenty-five years. His students V. K. Timofeev, N. I. Feshin, P. A. Radimov . Participant of the first Kozmodemyansk exhibition, as well as numerous exhibitions in Kazan, Moscow and exhibitions of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AHRR) in the city of Krasnokokshaisk .. In 1920-1930 he painted pictures reflecting the life of the Mari people, historical pictures, among them: "The campaign of Stenka Razin "(1926) and" Collecting yasak "(1928), and also created a series of paintings" Rafting timber on the Kokshage River "(1920s, 1935). Works are in the fund of the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, other museums and private collections in Russia and abroad.
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