Vasily Golike– Baltic German painter.
Fruits and flowers. (1927).
|Type||Pictorial Post card|
|Artist||Wilhelm August Golicke (Vasily Golike). (1802, Tallinn or Saint Petersburg – 5 July 1848, Saint Petersburg) was a Baltic German painter.
He grew up in the German community of Tallinn (“Reval”, in German), and studied in Saint Petersburg at the studios of the English painter George Dawe.
Between 1822 and 1828 Dawe, together with Golicke and another of his students, Alexander Polyakov (1801-1835), a serf, painted 332 portraits of Tsarist Generals who had distinguished themselves in the war against Napoleon. The paintings were placed in the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace. Dawe became a good friend of Golicke’s during their work together and left him an annuity in his will. After Dawes’ death, Golicke studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts. He graduated in 1832 and was named an “Independent Artist” (Cвободный Xудожник), a sign of official recognition. In 1837, he visited England and Italy. He died in Saint Petersburg, of cholera, in 1848.
His post-Dawe work consisted largely of genre paintings, still-lifes and scenes from history. Many of his works can be seen at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
|Approx. Size||5.8X4.1 inches (15X10.5 cm)|
|Published by||IZOGIZ Publisher, Moscow, 1958|