Alexey Shchusev

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Birthday
8, 1873
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
May 24, 1949 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1873
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
May 24, 1949 (75)

About

Russian architect whose Constructivist designs included the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square. Historians credited him with bridging two eras: Imperial Russia's Revivalist architecture and Stalin's Empire Style.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Imperial Academy of Arts from 1891 until 1897, during which time he was a student of the famed Leon Benois and Ilya Repin. He was lauded for his restoration of St. Basil Church in Ukraine.

Trivia

He was in charge of designing major bridges and apartment complexes in Moscow.

Family Life

His father was a city hall clerk who was residing in Kishenev, Bessarabia Governorate, when Alexey was born.

Associated With

He and Le Corbusier both influenced the architecture of their respective countries.