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Nikolay Alexandrovich Stepanov

Russian artist

1807   -   1877

genre: caricature
country of citizenship: Russian Empire
educated at: Moscow university boarding school
occupation: caricaturist, journalist

Nikolai Alexandrovich Stepanov (Russian: Николай Александрович Степанов, 3 May 1807, Kaluga, Russian Empire, – 5 December 1877, Moscow, Russian Empire) was a Russian artist, caricaturist and editor. Army general Pyotr Alexandrovich Stepanov was his brother. In the 1840s Stepanov contributed to Syn Otechestva, Illustrirovanny Almanac and Music Album (which he edited in 1849 with Alexander Dargomyzhsky, his brother-in-law), in 1855–1856 he published several albums of caricatures. In 1859 along with Vasily Kurochkin Stepanov co-founded and co-edited the satirical journal Iskra to which he contributed more than 1600 sketches and caricatures. After this publication's closure Stepanov founded Budilnik (Alarm clock) magazine.
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