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Vakhrenov, Vasyl Vasylovych

1847, Lunovo, Volodymyrska province — after 1885

Artist, Draftsman. In Odesa — since the late 1860’s. Student of drawing school of the Society of Fine Arts (1869–1870, 1873). In 1875–1879, he studied at the Munich Academy of Arts for a scholarship given by Princess E.K. Vorontsova. In 1885, he returned to Odesa. In the early 1870s, by Vahrenov’s drawings, the lithograph workshop of Herman Bekel pub-lished albums of colored lithographs of a miniature format with views of Odesa, because of which the artist became famous. Also known for the occasional sketches of the Jewish pogrom in 1871 in Odesa. In recent years, he worked as an illustrator of children’s books. He participated in exhibitions of the Society of Fine Arts with oil paintings, drawings (1865, 1875).

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