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Aleksander Orłowski
Polish artist Russian artist

Aleksander Orłowski

Aleksander Orłowski
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Intro Polish artist Russian artist
A.K.A. Alexandr Orlovsky, Alexander Orlowski, Aleksandr Orloffsky of St. Pete...
Was Painter Artist Watercolourist Illustrator Lithographer Pastelist Drawer
From Russia Poland
Field Arts Creativity Science
Gender male
Birth 9 March 1777, Warsaw, Poland
Death 13 March 1832, Saint Petersburg, Tsardom of Russia (aged 55 years)
Star sign Pisces
Military art
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Aleksander Orłowski, Self-portrait at a Young Age, 1800. National Museum in Warsaw

Aleksander Orłowski (9 March 1777 – 13 March 1832) was a Polish painter and sketch artist, and a pioneer of lithography in the Russian Empire.


Orłowski was born in 1777 in Warsaw into an impoverished noble family, his father was a tavern-keeper. In early childhood he became known as a prodigy, and soon Izabela Czartoryska financed his first painting classes with the artist Jan Piotr Norblin. In 1793 Orłowski joined the Polish Army and fought in the Kościuszko Uprising against Imperial Russia and Prussia; he was wounded and returned to Warsaw for further studies, financed by Prince Józef Poniatowski. He studied with many notable painters of the age, including Norblin, Marcello Bacciarelli and Wincenty Lesserowicz.

In 1802, after the Partitions of Poland, he moved to Russia, where he became a pioneer of lithography.

His works include countless sketches of everyday life in Poland and Russia, and scenes from the Kościuszko Uprising and other Polish wars.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 08 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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