Wincenty Leopold Sleńdziński

1838-1909 Lithuania/Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Wincenty Leopold Sleńdziński who was born in the Jonava district, was instructed by the Lithuanian artist Kanuty Rusiecki after initially receiving lessons from his father, Aleksander. In 1861, he was bestowed with the title ‘Artist, third degree’ at the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts. His involvement in the January Uprising led to his detention and eventual exile to Kharkiv in Ukraine until he was freed in 1872. In Krakow Poland, he befriended Jan Matejko before going to Dresden where he became successful as a portraitist. In 1883 he married and settled in Vilnius doing portraiture, restoration and church frescoes. He died in 1909 and was buried in the Bernardine Cemetery, Vilnius.

 

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a russian
officer

a russian officer

daniel in the
lions den

daniel in the lions den

elizabeth euphemia
radziwill

elizabeth euphemia radziwill

grandmother
threading a needle

grandmother threading a needle

portrait
of a lady

portrait of a lady

portrait
of orlowski

portrait of orlowski

roza wereszczynska
misiewiczowa

roza wereszczynska misiewiczowa

self
portrait

self portrait

tadeusz
bogdanovich

tadeusz bogdanovich

vilnius
district

vilnius district