Karl Bogdanovich Wenig
Russian academic artist, professor of historical and portrait painting, Karl Bogdanovich Wenig was born in Revel (Riga). Since 1844 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts at F. A. Bruni class. In 1853, Wenig was awarded a large gold medal and the title of the class artist of the first degree, for the painting "Esther before Ahasuerus", which gave him the right to study abroad. Settling in Rome, he studied Italian Renaissance painting. There he started painting "The Entombment". In 1862 he became a professor for the painting "Angels herald the destruction the city Sodom." From Wenig known works: "Nativity of the Virgin", "Assumption", "Crucifixion", "last minute Gregory Otrepiev", "Russian woman" (State Russian Museum). In the same year he teaches at the Academy of Arts. His teaching activities will last until 1894. In 1870 Wenig participated in the decoration of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.