Aleksandr Litovchenko

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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).


Vereshchagina, A. G. “A. D. Litovchenko,” In Russkoe iskusstvo: Ocherki o zhizni i tvorchestve khudozhnikov, vtoraia polovina deviatnadtsatogo veka [vol.] 1. Moscow, 1962.
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