Famous Belarusian Artists & Painters

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 1 Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28, 1985

Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, a key figure of modernism, had explored a wide range of media as an artist, from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics. His major projects included the ceiling of the Paris Opéra, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Jerusalem Windows of Israel.

 2 Léon Bakst

Léon Bakst
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 27, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: December 28, 1924

Léon Bakst was a Russian painter, costume designer, and scene designer of Belarusian origin. He worked closely with the Ballets Russes, where he designed richly colored, exotic costumes and sets. His best-known works include productions like Daphnis and Chloe, Spectre de la rose, and The Sleeping Princess. In 1914, he was made a member of the Russian Academy of Arts.  

 3 Ossip Zadkine

Ossip Zadkine
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus
Died: November 25, 1967
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 4 Antoine Pevsner

Antoine Pevsner
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 18, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Klimavichy, Belarus
Died: April 12, 1962

One of the leading figures of the Constructivist style of art, Antoine Pevsner was a renowned Russian sculptor and the brother of fellow sculptor Naum Gabo. Though his early works show a strong Cubist influence, he rejected the idea later and issued the Realistic Manifesto. He spent his later years in Paris.

 5 Irina Kotova

Irina Kotova
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 6 Elena Drobychevskaja

Elena Drobychevskaja
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 7 Helena Skirmunt

Helena Skirmunt
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 5, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kalodnae, Belarus
Died: February 1, 1874

Polish sculptor and painter Helena Skirmunt was initially mostly homeschooled but later learned art at places such as Dresden, Vienna, and Paris. She specialized in both landscapes and family portraits, while she later focused on religious themes. She was deported in the wake of the January Uprisings.

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 8 Natalia Chernogolova

Natalia Chernogolova
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Žytkavičy, Belarus

 9 Maria Gazycz

Maria Gazycz
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 20, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kursk Governorate
Died: September 13, 1935