Pawel Kowalewski

Born: 1843, Kazan
Died: 1903, St Petersburg

Painter, graphic artist, teacher. Son of Polish orientalist Józef Kowalewski (1801–1878). Studied battle painting under Bogdan Gottfried Willewalde at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1863–71). Awarded a silver medal (1865), minor gold medal (1869) and a major gold medal (1871). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Germany, Austria, Italy and France (1873–76). Academician (1876), professor (1881). Sketched scenes from the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78) and painted battle pictures for the Military Gallery in the Winter Palace (1880s). Member of the Kiev Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (1890s). Headed the battle-painting studio at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1897–1903). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1860s), including the Exposition Universelle in Paris (1878, gold medal) and the Jubiläums-Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin (1886, gold medal).

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