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Volkov F.I. (1754-1803), architect

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VOLKOV Fedor Ivanovich (1754 - 1803, St. Petersburg), architect, academy member (1794), professor and Assistant Rector (1796) of the Academy of Fine Arts. Graduated from the Academy of Fine arts in 1772, continued his education in Italy and France, working from 1776 under the supervision of the architect S. de Vaillie, teacher of V.I. Bazhenov and I.E. Starov. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1782. On starting the service in the Official Chamber, he erected wine and salt stores in the place of Partikulyarny Shipyard (located in the Solyanoy Settlement), a brewery on Vyborgskaya Side (on the site of the current Kresty prison). He designed buildings for various administrative offices for St. Petersburg provincial towns. In the 1780s, he worked for G. A. Potemkin. From 1792, he worked in the Office of His Imperial Majesty. He erected the railing of the Tauride Garden, the conservatories and the house of the landscape artist V. Guld (1793-94); the ensembles of the Galernaya Harbour (1791), barracks of the Semenovsky Life Guards Regiment (1796-99), buildings of the Navel Cadet School (1797-98) and barracks for local forces on Fontanka River Embankment next to Gorokhovaya Street (1798-1803) were erected by Volkov for the military and navy department. A master of the austere Neoclassicism, Volkov in his early years, was an adherent of the French school, characterized by austerity combined with the nobility of proportions and precise details. In St. Petersburg architecture, Volkov became a predecessor of A. N. Zakharov and J. F. Toma de Tomon.

References: Мурашова Н. В. Федор Волков // Зодчие Санкт-Петербурга, XVIII век. СПб., 1997. С. 901-928.

М. Н. Микишатьев.

Bazhenov Vasily Ivanovich
Guld William
Potemkin Grigory Alexandrovich, Gracious Prince of Tauride
Starov Ivan Egorovich
Thomas de Thomon Jean-Francois
Vaillie Charles de
Volkov Fedor Ivanovich
Zakharov A.N.
Zakharov Andreyan (Adrian) Dmitrievich

Fontanka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city
Gorokhovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city

Фомин И. А. [Волков Федор Иванович] // Историческая выставка архитектуры. СПб., 1911
Петров А. Н., Гримм Г. Г. Петербургские зодчие последней четверти XVIII века // История русского искусства. М., 1961
Мурашова Н. В. Федор Волков // Зодчие Санкт-Петербурга, XVIII век., 1997

The subject Index
Academy of Arts
Academy of Arts
Solyanoy Settlement
Naval Cadet Corps
Naval Cadet Corps