Henryk Hector Siemiradzki


Henryk Hector Siemiradzki (1843 - 1902)
[Henry Siemiradzky, Henryk Siemiradzky, Hendrik de Siemiradzki, Henri de Siemiradzki, Henryk Siemiradzki]
Pupil of:   Piloty

Hendrik de Siemiradzki is of Polish birth, from 1843. The place of his nativity was a village in the province of Grodno called Siemirad, from which he takes his surname, the name of his family being plain Hendrik. His father was a small official under the Russian Government, and sent him to Charkoff to become a professor of natural history at the college there. The boy was a diligent student, but the necessities of his education caused him to learn to draw, and in doing so the art spirit which was latent in him was aroused. When he had, with honor, completed his course in natural history, he went to St. Petersburg and entered himself as a student of art at the Imperial Academy. His first works were drawings in monochrome, crayon, pencil, india-ink, sepia, and these, in 1870, were found so meritorious by the professors of the Academy that they allowed him the Imperial stipend upon which he could travel and study in Europe. He visited Paris and then settled in Munich, where he became a pupil of Piloty, and won his rank among the foremost of his fellows.

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