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Makovsky Vasyl Mykhailovych (1870 - after 1917)

A Ukrainian and Russian artist, landscape painter. Born in Kiev. In 1880s he studied at Kyiv Drawing School under the guidance of M. Murashko, where in those days H. Platonov, M. Pymonenko, V. Seleznev were taching. After school he took an active part in Kiev art exhibitions. One of the greatest works of this period is the picture "Zzhate pole" (ТThe mowed fieldУ) which was shown at the exhibition in 1890. He participated in the 2nd Р the 6th and the 8th Р the 11th exhibitions of the Society of southern Russian artists (1891 - 1895 and 1897 - 1900s). From 1899 till 1903 he studied at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts under the guidance of O. Kiselyov. He received the title of the artist for the painting "Autumn Morning" (1903). A member of the Society for the Promotion of Artists of Kiev and the union of painting teachers in St. Petersburg. One of the few pieces of art that survived is "The Portrait of T. Shevchenko", performed in the technique of drawing with the help of Italian pencil, that is now kept in the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko.