Iwan Iwanowitsch Rerberg
Born. 22.11.1869 in Moscow
Russian Architect and artist, Impressionist
About the artist
Rerberg was born on 22 November 1869 in Moscow. His father was an engineer and he followed a similar course.
After graduating from military school he studied at the Academy of Military Engineering in Saint Petersburg until 1896. He went to Kharkiv and was involved in the construction of a railway carriage factory. He learned new methods of modern architecture that allowed him to assist in the construction of the Moscow Pushkin Art Museum. Rerberg designed the heating and ventilation system for the museum building, which proved to be very efficient.
Rerberg worked on designing residential and industrial buildings from 1907.
In 1911, the trade journal Architekturnaja Moskva called Rerberg a “relatively young but very popular master builder” praising his ability to skillfully use new types of building materials
From 1906 to 1919, Rerberg was a lecturer at the Moscow College of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture and the Moscow College of Engineering.
Rerberg designed his most famous building project: the Kyiv railway station building, an important railway link between Moscow and Ukraine and south-eastern Europe which took 3 years to complete. The neoclassical reception building was designed by Rerberg,
Rerberg worked on large-scale projects in the 1920s in Moscow, which had been elevated to the status of capital of the newly founded Soviet Union.
In 1930, Rerberg designed a new building for the First Military School of the Red Army on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin, today known as the Moscow Kremlin Administration Building or Building 14. Unfortunately, Rerberg died on 15 October 1932 and the building was finally completed 2 years later.