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Przhetslavsky Leonardovich Constantine (1827 - 1876)

The birthplace of Constantine Leonardovich (according to other sources - Leonidovich) Przhetslavskogo was Little Russian city of Vinnitsa. After graduating from the local high school (1844) is able to cause artistic young man went to St. Petersburg, where he became a student of the Academy of Fine Arts volnoprihodyaschim. K. Przhetslavskogo chief mentor at the Academy was a famous painter of battle scenes and educator, Professor BP Villevalde . However, more students are punished by genre paintings, which he regularly exhibited at the exhibitions of the Academy of Fine Arts. For example, in 1855 the young artist was presented the work "Russian in 1812," which has been written under the obvious influence of his teacher. In subsequent years, there are also paintings: in 1857 - "The Girl with the samovar" and "the poor family of the artist and the buyer of paintings," for which K. Przhetslavsky receives a small silver medal in 1858 - "Bacchante", in 1859 - "An unexpected blessing" and "Consultation", awarded a large silver medal, in 1860 - "Kobzar. Little Russian scene."

 The following year, Constantine Przhetslavsky was to participate in the competition for the gold medal. Even approved its sketch - "Final bid gambler." But in 1862 he was expelled from the number of competitors on formal grounds - he was by this time there were more than 30 years. In the same year, K. Przhetslavskomu was awarded the title of the artist with the right to the rank of a class XIV.

And from that same 1862 any information on the life and works of the painter no. According to one guesses, the reason for such unfortunate circumstances could be a difficult financial situation of the family of Constantine Przhetslavskogo, which forced him to stop activities you love. For this version of the picture says "The family of a poor artist ..", which is obviously autobiographical beginning. In the history of Russian art KL Przhetslavsky is among those artists of the 1850s, which extend the line PA Fedotov , were the precursors of the great masters of Russian painting, for which the image of the truth of life has become the main content of their work.

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