Walenty Wańkowicz

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Self-portrait

Walenty Wańkowicz (February 14, 1799 in Kałużyce - May 12, 1842 in Paris) was a Belarusian painter.

He studied at the Jesuit College in Polotsk, the University of Wilno and the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts.

He produced, among other things, a well-known portrait of Adam Mickiewicz (1827–28).

The Wańkowicz House, the former mansion of the Wańkowicz family, is now a museum in the historical part of Minsk.[1]

Sources[edit]

  • M. Domański, Walenty Wańkowicz - artysta i przyjaciel Mickiewicza, "Rota", 1997 nr 4.
  • Jan Marek Giżycki, Materyały do dziejów Akademii Połockiej i szkół od niej zależnych, 1905

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nn.by/index.php?c=ar&i=48092