Gregoire Kroug

Круг, Георгий Иванович

Icon painter

Born St. Petersburg, 5 January 1908

Died Mesnil-Saint-Denis, 12 June 1969


Grigory Krug was born into a family of Swedish ancestors. The family moved in 1921 to Narva (Estonia). Krug graduated 1929 from the Talinn Art School. In 1931 he settled in Paris. In 1933 he got the commission to paint an iconostas for a church in Paris. In 1948, he became a monk and settled in 1950 in the hermitage at Mesnil-Saint-Denis.