Apollon Mykolaiovych Mokrytskyi

Years of life: 28.07.1810 - 26.02.1870
Categories: Personalities;
Personalities: Apollon Mykolaiovych Mokrytskyi;

A painter and a teacher.

Was born on 28th July, 1810.

He graduated from the Bezborodko Gymnasium of Higher Science, where his 3 brothers Petro (1816), Andrii (1817) and Oleksandr (1819) studied. A member of the Imperial St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1849).

His teachers were Karl Briulov and Oleksii Venetsianov. He was a professor of painting (1851). He worked in the genre of portrait, landscape and so on. Also, he worked at the portraits of M. Gogol, E. Hrebinka and O. Kolzov. Mokrytskyi took an active part in the redemption from serfdom of T. Schevchenko. His pupils were the famous Russian painters V.H. Petrov (1834-1882) and I.I. Shyshkin (1832-1898).