Tourgueneff, Pierre

Петр Николаевич Тургенев.

Piotr Nikolaevich Tourgueneff (Turgenev) 1854 - 1912.

Was born in France, worked and died in Paris. Was relative to the famous Russian writer - Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev.

The artist became famous by modelling different animals (mostly dogs and horses), as well as human portraits of Nobel people. Executed a tremendous project of sculpturing over 20 life size equestrian statues. In 1897 was awarded by French Deffence Ministry with an 'Ordre National de la Legion d'honneur"

Became a honored member of Russian Imperial Academy of Science in 1907 for his Russian statues and busts of Tsars, cultural leaders and peasants in general.

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