- G. Komelova
- and G. I. Vzdornov
Russian family of painters and graphic artists .
G. Komelova and G. I. Vzdornov
(b Solikamsk, c. 1615; d Moscow, Nov 3, 1689).
Painter . He worked at Veliky Ustyug and later at Yaroslavl’ and in the monastery of St Anthony Siysky at Sol’vychegodsk, sometimes with his brother Osip (b and d unknown). From 1662 he was in Moscow working with Simon Ushakov; after the latter’s death he took over as director of the imperial workshop of icon painters in the Armoury (Oruzhenaya Palata) in the Moscow kremlin. His work included icons, illuminated manuscripts, drawings for engravings, and wall paintings. He contributed to the iconostases in the cathedral of the Dormition (1653; Uspensky) in Moscow and in the church of the Prophet Elijah (1660) at Yaroslavl’. His most important icons are St John the Baptist in the Wilderness (c. 1650; Moscow, Tret’yakov Gal.), St Andrew...