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Alexander Brulloff life biography is very interesting .
Brulloff was born in a family of painters in 1798 in St Petersburg. (he
was Brullo until 1822; family name changed as per Russian style). He was
a famous architect and a promising artist. His brother was Karl Brulloff.
Three earlier generations of his, were all famous artists. Alexander’s
first teacher was his father Paul Brulloff. He completed his studies as
architect in the Academy of Arts and graduated with honors (1810-20).
After that he along with Karl were sent to Europe to study art and architecture
as a pensioner of the Society for the Promotion of Artists.
Alexander spent 8 years (1822-30) in Italy, Germany and France in his
studies. A lot of water color portraits were done by him . Well known
among them were those of V.A.Perovsky(1824),
I.A.Capo d’ Istrias(1920s), C.I.
He returned to Russia in 1831 and became a Professor at the Academy
of Arts. During this period he created some of his best works of architecture.
Some of his well known structures are in St Petersburg, viz Mikhaylovskiy
Theater(now called Malle Theater, 1831-33),
Lutheran church of St Peter and St Paul(1833-38), Pulkov Observatory (1834-39),
and Headquarters of Guard Corps on Palace Square(1837-43).
One of his best portaits was of N.N.Pushkina(1831).
He also did a lot of illustrations for books and magazines. Diocletian(245-311AD)
was Roman emperor (284-305AD).
During his reign huge baths were built in Rome and were called ‘Baths
See Alexander Brulloff—“Rome—View
of Baths of Diocletian”.
Count Ionnnes Antonios Capo D’ Istrias (1766-1831), was a Greek
statesman and President of the Greek Republic, was born in Corfu. In 1809-1822
he saw service as diplomat in Russia. He was President of Greece in 1828
and was assassinated in 1831 at Nauplia.
Brulloff, “Portrait of Count I.A. Capo D’ Istrias”.
Princess Natalia Golitzina (1796-1890) was the wife of prince S.S. Golitzin.
She was a rich lady, childless, beautiful and of charitable disposition.
Brulloff Portrait of the Princess N.S. Golitzina.
Natalia Pushkina(1812-1863) aka Goncharova , was wife of well known poet
Alexander Pushkin(1799-1837) .
She was involved in social bickerings, with the result, friction developed
between her husband and Baron D’ Anthes de Heckern. In the fight
that ensued her husband lost his life within 3 days.
Brulloff “Portrait of N.N.Pushkina,nee Goncharova.
(1798 - 1877)
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