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Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky Bio, Biography, Born, Death and Cause, Wife, Children, Career, Google Doodle

30 August 2018 Google celebrates Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer, on what would have been his 155th Birthday with a doodle

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky Bio

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky was born 30 August 1863, Funikova Gora, Russia and died on 27 September 1944. He was a Russian chemist and photographer. Sergey was best known for his pioneering work in color photography and his effort to document early 20th-century Russia.

Born 30 August 1863, Funikova Gora, Russia
Died September 27, 1944 (aged 81) in Paris, France
Cause of Death Natural
Resting place Anna Aleksandrovna Lavrova (m.1890) Maria Fedorovna née Schedrimo  (m.1920)
Children Two sons, Mikhail and Dmitri, and a daughter, Ekaterina
Resting place Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery
Nationality Russian
Known for Early techniques for taking colour photographs
Google Doodle Google celebrates Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer, on what would have been his 155th Birthday with a doodle on 30 August 2018.

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky Biography

Prokudin-Gorsky was born in an ancestral estate of Funikova Gora, current Kirzhachsky District, Vladimir Oblast. His parents were of the Russian nobility, and the family had a long military history. Prokudin-Gorsky enrolled in Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology to study chemistry under Dmitri Mendeleev after their family moved to Saint Petersburg. He also studied music and painting at the Imperial Academy of Arts.

Prokudin-Gorsky was born in an ancestral estate of Funikova Gora, current Kirzhachsky District, Vladimir Oblast. His parents were of the Russian nobility, and the family had a long military history. Prokudin-Gorsky enrolled in Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology to study chemistry under Dmitri Mendeleev after their family moved to Saint Petersburg. He also studied music and painting at the Imperial Academy of Arts.

Prokudin-Gorsky traveled the Russian Empire from around 1909 through 1915 using his three-image color photography to record its many aspects using a railroad-car darkroom provided by Tsar Nicholas II. While some of his negatives got lost, most of them ended up in the U.S. Library of Congress after his death. The negatives were digitized and the color triples for each subject digitally combined to produce hundreds of high-quality color images of century-ago Russia at the beginning of 2000.

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky Family

Prokudin-Gorsky married Anna Aleksandrovna Lavrova in 1890, and later the couple had two sons, Mikhail and Dmitri, and a daughter, Ekaterina. Anna parents were of the Russian industrialist Aleksandr Stepanovich Lavrov, an active member in the Imperial Russian Technical Society (IRTS).

Prokudin-Gorsky remarried and had a daughter with his assistant Maria Fedorovna née Schedrimo in 1920. The family finally settled in Paris, France in 1922, reuniting with his first wife and children. Prokudin-Gorsky set up a photo studio in Paris together with his three adult children, naming it after his fourth child, Elka. The elderly Prokudin-Gorsky continued with lectures showing his photographs of Russia to young Russians in France, but stopped commercial work and left the studio to his children, who named it Gorsky Frères in the 1930s.

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky Death and Cause

Prokudin-Gorsky died in Paris on 27 September 1944, a month after the Liberation of Paris. He is buried in the Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery. His cause of could have been atrributed to his advanced age.

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky Google Doodle

Google celebrates Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer, on what would have been his 155th Birthday with a doodle on 30 August 2018.

 

Google celebrates Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer, on what would have been his 155th Birthday with a doodle on 30 August 2018
Google celebrates Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer, on what would have been his 155th Birthday with a doodle on 30 August 2018

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