Illustration to the poem "Gypsies" by A. Pushkin, 1910s
paper, lithography Signature bottom right
Sheet size: 33 x 41 cm
Imprint size: 30 x 38 cm
Print: V. Ivanov Publishing House
Trutovsky Konstantin (1826-1893) - Ukrainian artist and graphic artist. He was brought up in a family estate in the village. Popov in the Kharkiv region. After four years of studying in a private boarding house, he enters the Mykolaiv Engineering School in St. Petersburg (1839), where he is a friend of F. Dostoevsky, a student of the same educational institution. Dostoevsky draws Trutovsky's attention to the works of M. Gogol, and the young artist, away from his homeland, feels himself a Ukrainian, acquaints himself personally with the younger then T. Shevchenko, and, along with Dostoevsky, enters the revolutionary circle of the so-called "Petrashevists". Only an accident saves him from arrest. Studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1845-1849). Academician AM (1860). Belongs to the dominant floor in the II. 19 centuries realistic-academic direction. Having finished AM returns to Ukraine. The purpose of his art Trutovsky considers the image of the ordinary life of the Ukrainian peasantry. In addition to the scenes of Ukrainian life, he depicted the types and customs of small landowners.