Alfred EBERLING 1872 — 1951
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Alfred Eberling was equally popular with authorities in pre-and-post revolutionary Russia. He was known both as an original artist and as a photogorapher, whose models included famous St. Petersburg acresses and ballerinas Kshesinska, Pavlova, and Tamara Karsavina. In 1905 Eberling replaced Serov as the court painter to the Tsar Nicholas II. After the October revolution he switched to painting Stalin and Koganovich. His most famous work is the portrait of Lenin, which won him the first prize in the 1924 competition. It was later printed on the Russian banknotes.