The son of a rural cleric, Miloradovich attended a divinity school in Moscow and served for 25 years as a sexton in the parish of the Gonchary Resurrection Church. In the early 1870s he became interested in painting and enrolled at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture where his teachers included such realist "itinerant" painters as Vasily Perov.
Miloradovich's paintings chronicle the history of the Russian Orthodox church with a special emphasis on the events of the 17th century, notably the Raskol. His works were shown at the major Peredvizhniki exhibitions from 1885 to 1923.
After the October Revolution, Miloradovich's work was largely neglected. Little is known about his later years. He died in Moscow at the age of 91.
- Biography @ Bogoslov.
- Григорьева В. А. С. Д. Милорадович // Русское искусство. Очерки о жизни и творчестве художников второй половины XIX века. — М: «Искусство», 1971. — Т. 2. — С. 231-258. — 564 с. — 20 000 экз.
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