Dimitry Grigorievich Levitskij
(1735 - 1822)
Dimitry Grigorievich Levitskij was active/lived in Russian Federation. Dimitry Levitskij is known for portrait painting of aristocrats, engraving.
Biography Dimitry Grigorievich Levitskij
Dmytro Levytsky (Dmitry Grigoryevich Levitsky) May 1735 – 17 April 1822) was a Russian-Ukrainian portrait painter.
Dmytro Levytsky was born in Kyiv, in a family of clergyman and engraver Hryhoriy Levytsky. His father was his first art teacher. Later he became a pupil of Aleksey Antropov who came to Kyiv to paint the Cathedral of St. Andrew.
In 1770, Levitzky became famous as a portrait painter after the exhibition of six of his portraits in the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. For the portrait of Alexander Kokorinov, Director and First Rector of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg (1769) he was elected an academician and appointed the Professor of the portrait painting class at the Academy of Arts. He remained
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