Andrej Bicenko

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Andrei Bicenko
Born Andrei Vasilevich Bicenko
(1886-10-17)October 17, 1886
Kursk, Russia
Died 1985
Cleveland, United States
Nationality Russian
Education Sankt Petersburg Academy
Known for Painting, Muralist
Movement Neo-Byzantine

Andrej Bicenko (October 17, 1886 – 1985) also spelled Andrei Bicenko, Andrey Bitsenko (Russian Cyrillic:Андрей Васильевич Биценко) was a Russian fresco painter.


Bicenko was born in Kursk, Russia. There is no information about his early life and childhood. He was a graduate artist with a degree from Sankt Petersburg Academy. Also, he finished architecture and sculpture school in Moscow. On 1914, he was awarded in First prize in Kyev painting contest. After the Russian socialist revolution, he escaped to the island of Lemnos and a few months later to Serbia. At first, he was living in Zrenjanin where he became a painting teacher in First Serbian gymnasium. Four years later he went to Belgrade. From 1924 to 1941 he was painting fresco paintings on many church walls in Belgrade and Serbia.

When the Communist regime took control in Serbia, Bicenko fled to the United States. At first he was situated in Philadelphia, and then in Cleveland and New York City. He continued to paint frescos in many Orthodox Christian churches in the United States. Andrei Bicenko died in 1985 in Cleveland.

Notable works[edit]

Portraits, fresco paintings and murals make up the majority of Bicenko's works. The most important period in his artistic career was from 1924 to 1941 in Serbia. Of particular note are his frescos in::