KOZLOVSKY, Mikhail Ivanovich
(b. 1753, St. Petersburg, d. 1802, St. Petersburg)


Russian sculptor. From 1764 to 1773 he studied at the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg under Nicolas-François Gillet. In 1772 he was awarded a gold medal for the relief Warriors Recognize Izyaslav Mstislavovich (plaster; St Petersburg, Russian Museum). He spent the period 1774 to 1778 in Rome on a scholarship and then worked in France, returning to Russia in 1786. He was in France for a second time from 1788 to 1790.

Kozlovsky continued to produce reliefs (e.g. Orpheus Taming the Wild Beasts, plaster, 1783-84; Pushkin, Concert Hall) and was also a talented draughtsman. He is primarily known, however, for a number of small statues and sculptural groups on antique themes, executed in a classical manner: Sleeping Cupid (marble, 1792; Pavlovsk Palace), Hymen (marble, 1796), Minerva and the Genius of the Arts (bronze, 1796), Ajax with the Body of Patroclus (terracotta, bronze and marble, 1796; all St Petersburg, Russian Museum), Hercules on Horseback (bronze, 1799; St Petersburg, Russian Museum and Pavlovsk Palace) and Sleeping Shepherd (marble, 1800; Pavlovsk Palace).

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