VYSOTSKY (VISOTSKY) KONSTANTIN SEMENOVICH
1864 — 1938
Painter, graphic artist
In 1885–1891 studied at Moscow School of painting, sculpture and architecture (MUZhVZ), under the guidance of Vladimir Makovsky, Vasily Polenov, Evgraf Sorokin and Illarion Pryanishnikov.
For his studies, Vysotsky was awarded two small silver medals. He finished the School with title of non-class (free) artist.
In 1890s painted landscapes, scenes of country life, and historical paintings. He also drew illustrations to the books The Captain’s Daughter by A. S. Pushkin, Stories by D. N. Mamin-Sibiryak, and The Ravaged Nest by A. S. Slivinsky.
Vysotsky took part in exhibitions of Moscow Association of Artists (MTKh, 1895–1897, 1899, 1916), Moscow Society of Art Lovers (1897–1899, 1904, 1906), the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (TPKhV, 1908–1918), the art circle Sreda (“Environment”, 1918), and in exhibitions in the gallery Lemercier (1912, 1913). Works of Vysotsky were published in the magazines Niva (“Field”), Rodina (“Homeland”) and Sever (“North”).
After 1918 lived in Latvia. Konstantin Vysotsky had solo exhibitions in Russia before the Revolution and in Riga (1921, 1928, 1930, 1938). He participated in exhibition of Russian artist emigrants: Copenhagen (1927, 1929), Prague (1928), Berlin (1930), Los Angeles (1932), Helsinki, London etc.
Works of Konstantin Vysotsky are in the collection of the Russian Museum of History and Culture in Prague, and in private collections.