Kazimierz Alchimowicz

Kazimierz Alchimowicz – artist, painter. He was born on 20 December 1840, in Dambrava (cur. Dzembrovas, near river Lidzeya), and died in 31 December 1916, in Warsaw. He had been studying in Vilnius. He had participated in the uprising of 1863 and was exiled to Siberia (until 1869). Around 1871-1873, he was studying art at the Drawing School in Warsaw and at the private studio of Wojciech Gerson, in 1873-1875 – at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich (taught by A. Wagner), in 1876-1878 – in Paris. From 1878 he had been living in Warsaw (from 1890 he had been teaching drawing in Posvikov’s School of Painting and Sculpture). One of the most famous Lithuanian Neo-Romanticism painters of the second half of the 19th century. He had painted some historical Lithuanian themed paintings (‘Margiris’ Death’, 1875, ‘Lizdeika at the Destroyed Temple of Perkūnas’, 1876, ‘Funeral of Gediminas’, 1888, ‘The Rebel Guard in the Courtyard’, LAM), domestic paintings (‘Hiring Workers’, ‘Harvesting The Rye in Lithuania’, ‘Bajor and Peasant’, 1908, LAM ), landscapes (‘The Old Mill’, 1901, LAM) , portraits (J. Chełmoński, 1913, ‘Maurice’) religious paintings (‘Holy Trinity in the Lublin Cathedral’). He had created some frescos for Catherine’s Church in Saint Petersburg, pottery and woodwork. His works were influenced by W. Gerson’s painting; in his works romantic themes and moods are presented in realistic form.

Reference: Kazimierz Alchimowicz. LIMIS. Lithuanian Integral Museum Information System.