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Russian Painter, ca.1735-1808 Fyodor Stepanovich Rokotov (Fedor Rokotov) (Russian: ?????????? ??????????́?????????? ????́??????????) (1736?C1809) was a distinguished Russian painter who specialized in portraits. Fyodor Rokotov was born into a family of peasant serfs, belonging to the Repnins. Much in his biography is obscure. He studied art in Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts. After buying back his freedom in the end of 1750s he became established as a fashionable painter. In 1765, Rokotov was elected an Academician, but he did not work as a professor in the Academy long, because it interfered with his painting. He returned to Moscow in 1765, where he lived for the rest of his life. He had a lot of commissions there, becoming one of the best portrait painters of his time. Among his best-known portraits are Portrait of Alexandra Struyskaya (1772), sometimes called the Russian Mona Lisa and admittedly the most celebrated piece of the 18th-century Russian painting; Portrait of Countess Elisabeth Santi (1785), and Lady in a Pink Dress (1770s, illustration, right). Rokotov avoided painting formal portraits with lots of adornments and decorations. Instead he was one of the first Russian painters advancing a psychological portrait with attention to optical and atmospheric effects.

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Fedor Rokotov Portrait of Catherine II oil painting artist


Fedor Rokotov Portrait of Catherine II oil painting artist

Portrait of Catherine II
Painting ID::  3567
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1770 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg

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Fedor Rokotov Count I. G. Orlov. oil painting artist


Fedor Rokotov Count I. G. Orlov. oil painting artist

Count I. G. Orlov.
Painting ID::  60587
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Count I. G. Orlov. c.1762-1765

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Fedor Rokotov Catherine II, oil painting artist


Fedor Rokotov Catherine II, oil painting artist

Catherine II,
Painting ID::  60588
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Catherine II, 1770

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Fedor Rokotov Alexandra Struyskaya oil painting artist


Fedor Rokotov Alexandra Struyskaya oil painting artist

Alexandra Struyskaya
Painting ID::  60589
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Alexandra Struyskaya. 1772

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Fedor Rokotov Anna Yuryevna Kvashnina Samarina. oil painting artist


Fedor Rokotov Anna Yuryevna Kvashnina Samarina. oil painting artist

Anna Yuryevna Kvashnina Samarina.
Painting ID::  60602
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Anna Yuryevna Kvashnina-Samarina. 1770s

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