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Vladimir Orlovsky

Vladimir Donatovitch Orlovsky
Vladimir Donatovitch Orlovsky (alternately: Volodymyr Orlovsky) was a Ukrainian landscape painter active at the turn of the 20th century. He is considered one of the major proponents of Ukrainian landscape painting.

Orlovsky studied at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and painted in France, Germany and Italy, as well as in Russia and his native Ukraine.

Some of his paintings are panoramic in scope, and have an astonishing dimension of depth — from a foreground at the viewer’s feet to a horizon miles away.

I haven’t found many sources for Orlovsky, but WikiArt has a reasonably good selection. Though most are of modest size, a few are relatively high resolution. There is also a zoomable image on Bonham’s.


3 responses to “Vladimir Orlovsky”

  1. Bill Marshall Avatar
    Bill Marshall

    Such a wonderful, what’s the word, “presence”(?) to his work.
    I hadn’t known of this artist until now. Thank you, Charley.

  2. His wonderful paintings are teaching us what p e a c e is about. Володимир Орловський died in Italy in the same year World War One started, 1914.

  3. I love his work as well as many of the Russian painters of the same period.
    His landscapes are , I call them ethereal naturalism. Just beautiful light and atmosphere.
    Although the site is in russian, and a bit clumsy, there are a handful on here on this page