Konstantin Vysotsky

Konstantin Vysotsky

Konstantin Vysotsky (1864, Moscow, Russian Empire – 1938, Riga, Republic of Latvia) – a painter, a graphic designer, an illustrator.

K. Vysotsky was  one of the outstanding Russian artists of animalist genre and also a landscape painter. He was actively participating in the art exibitions at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. K. Vysotsky created historical and genre works, however, he mostly preferred to depict the animal world and the  wildlife in its natural habitat. In addition, he was illustrating magazines, and the collections of works by the famous Russian poets and writers. After the revolution, in the 1920-1930ies, K.Vysotsky had been living in Riga. At that period of his life he was devoting his creative activities to the animalist genre. His personal exhibitions were taking place in Riga (1925, 1938) and Kaunas (1933). He was also participating in the collective exhibitions of Russian artists. K. Vysotsky died in Riga and his works are exhibited in various museums of Latvia.

Souces of information:

Konstantin Visotsky. Self-Portrait. 

Н. Лапидус. Константин Семенович Высотский (1864-1938). – В сб. Покровское кладбище. Слава и забвение. - Рига, 2004

Ю. Александрова. История одной картины «Сказка весны»


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