Rafail Sergeevich Levitsky (1847 - 1940)
Рафаил Сергеевич Левицкий
Born into a family reknown throughout Europe.
Honored by Czars and Imperial Russia.
Friend to the who's who of Russian society.
Awarded world class medals for artistic achievements.
Personal friend of Russia's greatest author, Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy.
Member of the Russian Itinerant Movement.
Documenter of the artistic life of his day.
Called Ilya Repin and Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov friends and colleagues.
Survived the Great War and Russian Revolution.
Discredited by Stalin's Boleshevik Regime.
Erased from the annals of Russian art history.
Today restored to his rightful place among Russia's greatest artists.