Savytskyy Konstyantyn Apollonovych, 1845 - 1905

A Russian painter, graphic artist, master of genre compositions. Born in Taganrog. He studied at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1862 - 1874). For a short time he became one of the best studentsof the Academy of Arts: in 1868 he received a small gold medal and two small silver medals, in 1869 Р a large silver medal, in 1870 Р a large silver med...

A Russian painter, graphic artist, master of genre compositions. Born in Taganrog. He studied at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1862 - 1874). For a short time he became one of the best studentsof the Academy of Arts: in 1868 he received a small gold medal and two small silver medals, in 1869 Р a large silver medal, in 1870 Р a large silver medals and a large encouraging medal, in 1871 - a small gold medal. He was on friendly terms with of I. Repin, I. Kramskoy, M. Antokolskyy, V. Stasov. During 1871 - 1873 he was a scholarship holder of the Emperor Olexander II. From 1871 till 1874 he was on foreign pension business trip in Paris, after his returning he became a member of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions, for which he was expelled from the Academy of Arts. In 1873 the picture of the master "Repair work on the railway" which was exhibited with the great success on the 3rd exhibition of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions, was bought by P. Tretyakov, that fact allowed the artist to go to France to study the experience of the French artists. After returning home he worked at paintings on various subjects of the Russian reality. He completed the illustrations for the works of the Russian writers, especially in the early 1900s he performed the drawings for M. Gogol's comedies "Zhenytba" (ТMarriageУ) and "Revyzor" ("The Inspector General") which were repeatedly reproduced on the post cards. He actively collaborated with such magazines as "Sever" (ТThe NorthУ), "Vsemyrnaya Ilyustratsiya" (ТThe world illustrationУ), ТPchelaУ ("Bee"), "Hudozhestvennyy zhurnal" (ТThe Art MagazineУ). In 1891 he moved to Moscow, for some time he taught at Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1895 he was promoted to the title of the active member of the Academy of Arts, in 1897 Р the title of the academician. Director of Penza Art Museum of M. Seliverstov (since 1897). His works are stored in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, in Penza Art Gallery.

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