Józef Oleszkiewicz

c. 1777-1830 Lithuania/Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Józef Oleszkiewicz, born in Šiluva, first studied art under Jan Rustem and Franciszek Smuglewicz at Vilnius University. In 1803, he entered the École des Beaux Arts in Paris under the patronage of Count Aleksander Chodkiewicz where he was tutored by Jacques Louis David. After a few years painting back in Vilnius he travelled to Saint Petersburg where the Imperial Academy of Arts honoured him with the title of Academician. He was known to be an eccentric character, he housed many cats and was very charitable to the poor. He was a successful portraitist and also produced many allegorical paintings. He died in Saint Petersburg in1830.

 

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adam jerzy
czartoryski

adam jerzy czartoryski


alexey lvov

alexey lvov

antiochos and
stratonika

antiochos and stratonika

charity of empress
maria feodorovna

charity of empress maria feodorovna for the poor

chodkiewicz saying
goodbye to his wife

chodkiewicz saying goodbye to his wife before chocim by Józef Oleszkiewicz

countess of dyhrn
with her child

countess of dyhrn with her child

iosif ivanovich
oleshkevich

iosif ivanovich oleshkevich


leon sapieha

leon sapieha


marii szymanowskiej

marii szymanowskiej

martin poczobut
odlenitskogo

martin poczobut odlenitskogo

mikhail kleofas
oginski

mikhail kleofas oginski

nikolai fedorovich
arendt

nikolai fedorovich arendt

mikhail kutuzov
prince of smolensk

mikhail kutuzov prince of smolensk

petr vasilievich
myatlev

petr vasilievich myatlev

portrait
of a lady

portrait of a lady

portrait of
a young lady

portrait of a young lady

portrait of
a young woman

portrait of a young woman

the tyszynskis
family

the tyszynskis family

van barkolomeevich
jacobi

van barkolomeevich jacobi