Vasili Bazhenov

Vasili Bazhenov

Vasili Ivanovich Bazhenov ("Василий Иванович Баженов" in Russian) (March 1(12), 1737 or 1738 - August 2(13), 1799) was a famous Russian architect, graphic artist, architectural theorist, and teacher. He designed Pashkov House (currently Russian State Library) in Moscow. Bazhenov studied in Paris with Russian compatriot I.Y. Starov, with whom he also visited Italy.

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