Bryullov Karl

Karl Bryullov (Bryullov Karl) was born in St. Petersburg in the family of a sculptor of French origin Pavel Bryullo. Bryullov is the only Russian artist who was awarded a laurel wreath and a diamond ring from the hands of Emperor Nicholas I during his lifetime. For the painting "The Last Day of Pompeii", he was called "the first brush of the state." Bryullov created more than 200 ceremonial and chamber portraits, painted the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral with an area of 800 square meters.