- World War I
Franz Alekseyevich Roubaud was a Russian painter who created some of the largest and best known panoramic paintings. Roubaud was born on 15 June 1856 in Odessa and attended art school there. In 1877, he went to Munich and studied at the Munich Academy. He then settled in Saint Petersburg, working in the Imperial Academy of Arts and painting huge panoramas of historical battles. During this time he painted: Russo-Persian War (1804–1813) - unveiled 1892 Storm of Achulgo – unveiled 1896, Tiflis, now under restoration in museum of graphic arts in Makhachkala, Daghestan Siege of Sevastopol (1854) – unveiled in 1905, damaged during the Siege of Sevastopol (1942), restored 1950s Battle of Borodino (1812) – unveiled 1911, moved to Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow in 1962Roubaud's works were so large that they required pavilions specially built to exhibit them.In 1913, Roubaud left Russia for Munich, where he died on 13 March 1928.