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Vladimir Borovikovsky

Vladimir Borovikovsky
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Vladimir Borovikovsky Biography

Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky was a prominent Russian portraitist. His art may be regarded as the last phase in the XVIII century traditions of Russian portraiture. He was born in a small Ukrainian town, Mirgorod, into the family of Ukrainian Cossacks. His father, Luka Borovik, and his two brothers were icon-painters. Borovikovsky also started as an icon-painter for local churches. In 1787 he drew two pictures for the house in which Empress Catherine II the Great was staying during her visit to Ukraine. His work was noted and he was sent to St. Petersburg to become one of the court painters.

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Vladimir Borovikovsky Bibliography

Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky. By K. Mikhailova. Leningrad. 1968. (in Russian)

Vladimir Borovikovsky and Russian Culture. Late 18th – early 19th centuries. by T. Alexeeva. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1975. (in Russian)