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Gleb W. Derujinsky

Born: Aug 13, 1878

Death: Mar 9, 1975

Birthplace: Smolensk

Nationality: United States

Gleb W. Derujinsky

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1878
Date of Death : Mar 9, 1975
Birth Place : Smolensk

Gleb W. Derujinsky was a Russian-American sculptor. Born in Smolensk, Russia, he was related to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on his father's side and the painter Mikhail Vrubel on his mother's. He completed his law degree at the University of Petrograd to meet his father's expectations, but devoted his entire life to sculpture. His artistic studies began in the years 1896–1901 at the Drawing School of the Imperial Society for the Encouragement of the Arts in St.Petersburg, his teacher being sculptor I.I. Andreoletti, the talented pedagogue and professor at the Academy of Arts. Having finally decided in favour of art as his life-work, Derujinsky moved to Paris in 1912, where he continued his studies at the Academie Colarossi and at the Academie Julian, where he was befriended by Rodin. He returned to Saint Petersburg in 1903 and continued his studies at the Imperial Academy of Arts, Sculpture department, where he received seven first prizes, the first to receive this distinction and was nominated for the Prix de Rome. He participated in the Academy exhibitions and those organized by the Society for the traveling art exhibitions, and others.

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