Perov Vasily Grigorievich (real name Kridener; 1834-1882) – Russian painter, one of the founding members of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions.

Born in Tobolsk on January 2, 1834 (December 21, 1833, old style). He was the premarital son of the provincial prosecutor Grigory Karlovich Kridener, therefore he bore the name of his godfather Vasiliev. When Perov was one and a half years old, the family left Tobolsk and settled in the Volga region. The surname Perov, which later became his official name, he received for his beautiful calligraphic handwriting. After graduating from the Arzamas Art School, Perov entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

In 1869 Perov took part in the unification of a group of Wanderers. Perov also showed himself as a talented portrait painter. His portraits by A.A. Borisovsky, V.V. Bessonova, A.F. Pisemsky, A.G. and N.G. Rubinsteinov, M.P. Pogodin, F.M. Dostoevsky and the merchant Kumynin entered the treasury of Russian painting. Perov’s brushes belong to paintings on biblical themes: “Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane”, “Descent from the Cross”, “Spring”.