Сегодня родился Антокольский Марк Матвеевич
On November 2, 1843 Antokolsky Mark Matveevich was born. This is an outstanding Russian sculptor realist, professor of a sculpture. He was younger, the seventh, child in the Jewish family. His parents were people rather poor and very religious. Since his childhood he liked to draw and drew everywhere: on walls, on a table and so on. His parents were against a hobby of the son. But, when the child grew up, they sent him for training to the woodcarver. Thanks to the petition of the wife of the governor general Nazimov, talented Mark was admitted to Academy of Arts. In 1864 the silver medal for a high relief "The Jewish tailor", and in 1868 - gold for a high relief "Avaricious" was appropriated to Antokolsky. In 1871, after the graduating from the Academy, Antokolsky went to Rome and Paris. Antokolsky created sculptures worldwide.