Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy

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Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design
Санкт-Петербургская государственная художественно-промышленная академия имени А. Л. Штиглица
Former names
School of Technical Drawing of Baron Alexander von Stieglitz; State College of Art and Design; Leningrad Higher School of Art and Industry
Established 1876 (1876)
Rector Vasily Kichedzhi
Academic staff
Students 1,500
Location Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, named again in post-Soviet Russia after its founder Alexander von Stieglitz and known in Soviet times as the Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design, was set up in Saint Petersburg in 1876 as the Baron Alexander von Stieglitz's School of Technical Drawing. In 1945, by decision of the Soviet Government School of Technical Drawing, it was re-established as the College of Art and Design which provides training in the monumental, decorative and industrial arts. In 1948 it became the Leningrad Higher School of Art and Industry. Vera Mukhina (the monumentalist author of Worker and Kolkhoz Woman), whose name had been a symbol of Soviet art, was not considered after the collapse of the Soviet Union personally linked to the school, and the educational establishment was renamed after its originator.


Today the Academy 1500 plus students and 220 professors and professional specialties teachers and instructors annually.


  • Department of Conceptual, Urban, Innovative Industrial Arts and Marketing
  • Department of Urban and Monumental Art

Notable professors

Professor Valerian D Kirhoglani Professor Margarita S Stieglitz Professor Kolkushin Professor Muraviev

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