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Lev Evgrafovich Dmitriev-Kavkazsky ( Russian Caucasus 1849 - St. Petersburg 1916 )
Lev Evgrafovich Dmitriev-Kavkazsky was an engraver on copper, a graphic artist, and etcher. The artist added ‘Kavkazsky’ to his surname, stemming from his nickame ‘Caucasian’, since he was born in the Caucasus, to differentiate himself from other artists named Dmitriev. In 1869 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts, where he was taught by F. I. Jordan. He was awarded two academy silver medals for etchings of works after Rubens and Rembrandt. In 1883-1884 Dmitriev-Kavkazsky edited the illustrated journal Swallow, in which reproductions by predominantly Russian artists were used. Subsequently, for three years, he contributed to the journal World illustration. In 1887 Dmitriev-Kavkazsky was one of the founders of the Society of Russian Illustrators.