Byalynitsky-Birulya, Vitold Kaetanovich
Born in 1872, Academician of Painting (1908), People's Artist of the USSR and BSSR, Member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the USSR, State Prize winner (USSR), owner of the gold medal of the International Exhibition of 1911 in Munich and the medal of the International Exhibition in Barcelona in 1912. He educated in Kyiv School named after N.I. Murashkov, Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1897), attended S.A. Korovin’s and I.I. Pryanishnikov classes. Since 1904 he is the member of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions and Union of Russian Artists. In 1922 the artist was one of the organizers of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. In 1928 he took part in the creation of Russian Artists Society, known master of lyrical landscape of central Russia, the painter. His works are included in the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, State Art Museum of Belarus and other leading museums in the world. He was awarded two Orders of Red Banner of Labor. His creativity has collectors’ and antique value. He died in 1957.