Pavel Andreevich Fedotov (1815, Moscow – 1852, Saint-Petersburg) – painter.
Made a military career. In 1834 – 1844, during military service in Saint-Petersburg he visited classes at the Academy of Arts and was making aquarelle and pencil sketches of mates and friends. In 1844, Fedotov completely dedicated him-self to art.
In 1849, three Fedotov’s works, that were exposed at the Academy of Art’s exhibition, received positive reviews (Including Matchmaking of the Major – see up).
Fedotov’s paintings are full of drama, interesting plots and conflicts. His later works, however, are more pessimistic and more static.
If you want to see Fedotov’s works, visit the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in Saint-Petersburg.