Antropov, Aleksei [Антропов, Алексей], b 25 March 1716 in Saint Petersburg, d 23 June 1795 in Saint Petersburg. Russian painter of portraits. Antropov also painted churches and palaces: in 1752–5 he took part in painting Saint Andrew's Church in Kyiv (among other paintings, that of the Last Supper and the paintings of the cupola are his). The influence of Ukrainian portrait painting of the 18th century is noticeable in his works, such as in the portrait of Archbishop Sylvestr Kuliabka (see portrait) and of the Don Cossack leader F. Krasnoshchokov.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]