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eng Automatic Translation

Gavriil Vashchenko

1928 – 2014

Artist, teacher.

He was born in the Belarusian Polesye, the motives of nature of which were reflected in the artist's work throughout his life.

The applied direction of education that the artist received had a great influence on the development of his work. He became interested in monumental art and, being in the 3rd year of college, he already made murals in the building of the Supreme Council of Ukraine.

By distribution in the Lvov School, he left for Moldova, where he lived for 6 years.

After moving to Minsk, he taught for a long time at the department of monumental and decorative art at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts.

He worked in the field of easel and monumental painting, watercolors, in the genres of plot-thematic paintings, portraits, landscapes and still lifes. In his works, he addressed the themes of civic content, patriotism, and love for the motherland. He devoted a number of paintings to past events and historical figures.

Lived and worked in Minsk.

Selected events

Selected artworks

Associated institutions

Associated Documents

Selected dates:

June 20, 1928

Born on June 20, 1928 in the village of Chikalovichi (BSSR, now a village in the Gomel region, Republic of Belarus).

1948

He graduated from the Kiev School of Applied Arts (now the Kiev State Institute of Arts and Crafts and Design named after Boychuk).

1955

Graduated from Lviv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts (now Lviv National Academy of Arts).

1955-1960

He taught at the Republican Art School of Chisinau (Moldova).

1957

He was accepted as a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR .

1961

Came to Minsk at the invitation of Vladimir Stelmashonok at the All-Union Exhibition in Moscow. He headed the department of monumental and decorative art at the Belarusian State Theater and Art Institute (now the Belarusian State Academy of Arts).

1961-1997

He taught at the Belarusian State Theater and Art Institute.

1965

Received the academic title of Associate Professor .

1975-1995

He headed the department of monumental and decorative art .

1978

He was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Supreme Council of the BSSR, and he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the BSSR .

1980

Awarded the academic title of professor .

1988

Was awarded the title "People's Artist of the BSSR" .

1992

Vashchenko was recognized by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge as "Person of the Year" .

1993

Vashchenko was recognized by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge as a "Man of the 20th century" and was awarded a nominal silver medal.

1994

The American Biographical Institute Vashchenko was awarded the honorary title "Person of the Year" and presented with a nominal gold medal "Honor 2000" .

1995

He was awarded the Francysk Skorina medal and received the title of Academician of Painting of the NGO "Belarusian Academy of Fine Arts".

1999

He was elected a Fellow of the Board of Directors of the American Biographical Institute .

February 14, 2014

Died in Minsk. Buried in East Cemetery.