Dmytro Levytsky


Dmytro Levytsky

Dmytro Levytsky

Dmytro Hrihorovych Levytsky (1735-1822) was a Ukrainian portrait painter who became famous after six of his portraits were exhibited in St. Petersburg at the Imperial Academy of Arts. For the portrait of Alexander Kokorinov, rector of the Academy, he was appointed a professor of portrait painting, and remained at the Academy until 1788. He was commissioned by the Empress Catherine II to paint portraits of privileged girls at the Smolny Institute for Young Ladies, and even painted a portrait of the empress herself in 1783. He received many commissions during his career, but unfortunately most were poorly paid due to the lack of generosity among the Russian nobility. Levytsky died in poverty.

Portrait of the Architect Alexander Kokorinov

Portrait of the Architect Alexander Kokorinov (1769)

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Portrait of Prokofiy Demidov (1773)

Portrait of Prokofiy Demidov (1773)

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Portrait of E. N. Khrushchev and Princess E. N. Khovanskaya (1773)

Portrait of E. N. Khrushchev and Princess E. N. Khovanskaya (1773)

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Portrait of Yekaterina Nelidova (1773)

Portrait of Yekaterina Nelidova (1773)

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Portrait of Alexander Lanky, Aide-de-Camp to the Empress (1782)

Portrait of Alexander Lanskoy, Aide-de-Camp to the Empress (1782)

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Portrait of Catherine II, Legislatress in the Temple of the Goddess of Justice (1783)

Portrait of Catherine II, the Legislatress in the Temple of the Goddess of Justice (1783)

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Portrait of Nikolai Novikov (1797)

Portrait of Nikolai Novikov (1797)

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