(b 14 March 1716; d St Petersburg, 12 June 1795). Russian painter.
He trained at the Construction Office in St Petersburg, where his
teachers included Ivan Vishnyakov, in whose team of painters
Antropov later worked. He participated in the decorative painting of
the Winter Palace and other imperial residences in St Petersburg and
its environs. In 1752 he embarked on painting Andreyevsky Cathedral
in Kiev and produced icons for its iconostasis. He returned to St
Petersburg in 1758 and then trained for two years with Pietro
Antonio Rotari. Soon afterwards he was appointed principal
supervisor of the artists and icon painters of the Synod.
Portrait of Elizabeth of Russia
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