Dementyev, Zhdan (mentioned in 1616-1630) is a Vologda iconographer and a choirman. In 1616, in company with priest Tikhon, he renovated old and painted new icons in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Vologda. As early as 1618, in partnership with Vasily Novgorodets, Dementyev painted a temple icon of St. Sophia the Wisdom of God and the icons of the prophets on the ambo pillars.
It is assumed that after 1626 Zhdan Dementyev moved to Moscow where he painted 25 icons of the forefathers for the Church of the Dormition of the Most Pure Mother of God in the St. Cyrill of Belozersk Monastery.
1. Zhdan Dementyev. Vasily Novgorodets. St. Sophia the Wisdom of God. 1618. The Vologda Museum.
2. Icons of the forefather row of the Church of the Dormition of the St. Cyrill of Belozersk Monastery. 15 icons are kept in the Kirillo-Belozersk Art Museum (KBAM), others are in the State Russian Museum (SRM).
Icons in the KBAM: Fatherhood (Otechestvo), Semion, Abraham, Isaac, James, Judas, Enoch (“Enos”), Noah, Melchizedek, Seth, Levi, Adam, Reubem, Abel.
Icons at the SRM: Methuselah; Mahalalel; Jared; Benjamin; Enoch.
Bibliography: Bolshaya entsiklopedia russkogo naroda. Russkaya ikona i religioznaya zhivopis. Pod redaktsiej O.A.Platonova. Moscow. Institut russkoi tsivilizatsii,. Vol.1. p.390.