Vitold Kaetanovich Byalynitsky-Birulya

Born in the Krynki hamlet in the Mogilev province in 1872. Died in Moscow in 1957. This artist studied first at the Kiev School of Graphic Art, and then at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture where one of his teachers was V.D. Polenov. Byalynitsky-Birulya painted landscapes almost exclusively, continuing the lyrical line of this genre. He depicted simple, uncomplicated landscapes of the central zone of Russia. Early spring was the artist’s favorite time of year. Young, leafless solitary trees were the recognizable theme of his paintings. In 1904, Byalynitsky-Birulya joined the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions, and in 1922, the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. He was a member of the A.I. Kuindzhi Society.

The Last Asters - 1920, oil on canvas, Smolensk State Museum-Reserve
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