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Nikiforovich Dmitry Martynov (1826-1889)

The rules of the Russian Imperial Academy of Fine Arts was a provision that in the competition for a large gold medal (in addition to its holder the right to receive the recognition of excellence in the travel abroad) to participate and artists who graduated from the Academy.

 Dmitry Martynov Nikiforovich after the St. Petersburg Drawing School for coming and the Academy of Arts, where he led AT Markov got their students' successes small and large silver and small gold coin set, perhaps a record of participation in competitions.

 He regularly since 1852, exhibited his paintings for the competition. Interest for present its program of cloth: Noah blesses his sons, Shem and Japheth, and rejects them neblagoslovennogo son of Ham (1852), Esther before Ahasuerus (1853), boyars and the people in the Kostroma Ipatiev Monastery beg the young Michael's take the royal crown (1854), Jesus Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (1855), witch of Endor is a shadow of Samuel (1857). The last of these paintings have finally brought the artist a gold medal and the title of the class artist pensioner's trip to Europe for a period of six years.

 All the years of DN Martynov has worked in various genres of art. In 1864 he was awarded the title of academician of historical and portrait painting. He is interested in the landscape and decorative painting. Finally, DN Martynov was widely known in his time as a house painter, who took part in the decoration of many churches and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, is known as an artist and designer of theatrical performances and buildings in many cities of Russia.

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