Aleksandr Dmitrievich Litovchenko
Litovchenko, Aleksandr Dmitrievich
Born in 1835 in Kremenchug; died June 16 (28), 1890, in St. Petersburg. Russian painter.
Litovchenko studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (from 1855 [?]). A participant in the “revolt of the fourteen,” he left the Academy of Arts in 1863. He was elected an academician there in 1868. In 1876, Litovchenko became a member of the Society of Wandering Art Exhibitions (the peredvizhniki—a progressive art movement). He painted primarily historical-genre pictures dealing with Russian themes (for example, TsarIvan the Terrible Shows Treasures to the British Ambassador Horsey, 1875, Russian Museum, Leningrad).