Wilhelm Kotarbinski

Wilhelm Kotarbinski

Wilhelm Kotarbinski

  • Year of birth: 1849
  • Age: 72 years old
  • Date of death:  04.09.1921
  • Year of death: 1921
  • Citizenship: Poland


A painter of Polish origin.

A painter of Polish origin. He studied at the Warsaw School of Art, the Academy of St. Luke in Rome; in 1882 he graduated from the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg (in 1905 he was awarded the title of academician). From the 1880s he lived and worked in Kyiv. He developed a peculiar style in the spirit of the modernized salon movement, which was very popular. He is the author of a number of large easel paintings (“Orgy,” “The Battle of the Centaurs with the Amazons,” etc.) and many small works, mainly on historical, religious and mythological themes; he also decorated the interiors of magnates’ estates. He took part in the murals of St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral in Kyiv, where he created a number of compositions, including “Transfiguration of the Lord” and “Days of Creation”, “The Last Supper”, “The Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem”, “Crucifixion”, and “Pilate’s Trial”, written together with Pavlo Svedomskyi. He died in Kyiv on September 4, 1921. He was buried at the Baikove Cemetery (Kyiv) in the 1st Polish section of the new part of the cemetery; the grave is to the left of the alley.