Oil on canvas
59 х 73
State Russian Museum
The tradition of the Russian lyrical landscape evolved in Białynicki-Birula’s work. In terms of the importance of his artistic ideas, he was inferior to some of his peers, but he achieved great things in his small range of favourite subjects. The painter was most interested in depicting the nature of the Russian village, and the main source of his poetic drama is his direct impressions from communing with nature.
Bialynicki-Birula, Witold Kaetanovich (1872, Krynki, Mogilev Gubernia — 1957, Moscow)
Painter. Studied at the Nikolai Murashko School of Drawing in Kiev (1885–1889) and under Vasily Polenov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1889–1897). Academician of painting (from 1908). Member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1904). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1891). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1897–1900, 1903), periodical exhibitions of the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1897–1900, 1907), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1899–1918), Izograf (1918), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1922, 1923), Society of Realist Artists (1928) and the International Exhibitions in Munich (1911, gold medal) and Barcelona (1912, gold medal). People’s Artist of the RSFSR and Belorussian SSR.