Articles / Bazhenov, Vasily Ivanovich (1737/38 - 1799), an architect

Bazhenov, Vasily Ivanovich (1737/38 - 1799), an architect

Subject / Architecture/Personnel

Vasily Ivanovich Bazhenov (1737 or 1738 - 1799), an architect, one of the Russian classicism founder. From 1756 to 1762 he learned in the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and the Royal Academy in Paris. Since 1765 Bazhenov had been an academician and in 1799 he became the Academy of Arts Vice President. Since 1766 Bazhenov lived in Moscow. Bazhenov's general works: the Moscow Kremlin reconstruction project (1767-1775), Pashkov's House in Moscow (1784-1786), the palace-and-park ensemble in tsaritsino (1770-1785), the old Arsenal in St. Petersburg (the 1770s), the participation in the Mikhailovsky Castle project developing (1792-1796). In 1792 Bazhenov was called by the Cesarevitch Paul Petrovich into Gatchina and appointed an architect of "the little court". In the 1790s Bazhenov jointly with V. Brenna took part in making alterations to the Palace in Gatchina. Bazhenov developed some projects of enlarging the Gatchina palace-and-park ensemble but they were not made a reality.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Bazhenov, Vasily Ivanovich
Brenna, Vikenty (Vincenzo) Frantsevich
Paul I, Emperor

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town

Разгонов С.Н. Василий Иванович Баженов. М., 1985
Василий Иванович Баженов: Письма. Пояснения к проектам. Свидетельства современников. Биографические документы. М., 2001.

Subject Index
Gatchina Palace -and - Park ensemble, the