Й. or Дж. Павликевич
Unknown, presumably Russian Empire
Unknown, presumably Turkey
|Residence||Active in Istanbul, 1893-1936|
|Known for||Watercolor painting|
J. Pavlikevitch (Russian: Й. or Дж. Павлике́вич; active 1893–1936) was a watercolor painter, putatively of Russian origin, who was active in Istanbul, Turkey,[a] in the early decades of the 20th century.
Very little is known about the artist, J. Pavlikevitch (or Pavlikevich). It is thought that he (or she) was part of a large number of civilians and members of the White Russian Army (collectively known as white émigrés) who, after struggling against the Bolsheviks in the Russian civil war following the Soviet Revolution, retreated to the South Crimea and then to Istanbul, where they stayed in the Imperial city until about 1925. Shortly after, and with the help of charities and international organizations, they departed the city and emigrated to other countries.
Virtually nothing is known about this watercolor artist or his life. It is assumed, based on the dates of his works (1893–1936), that he was one of the many 'old establishment' who fled Russia before or during the revolution and succeeding civil war. But aside from a few dozen watercolors, there is no other record of his life. It is not surprising, given the potentially chaotic nature of life in exile, that this mysterious character, with such a keen eye for observation and talent with watercolor, left us with not even his first name!
Works by this artist have been sold at many fine auction houses around the world (examples include Skinners, Bonhams, Christies), commanding high prices solely on the strength of his work and in spite of the fact that nothing is known about his life, training, or other accomplishments.
Select list of works
His more notable works include:
- Stroll along the Bosphorus
- On the Bosphorus, at the Entrance to the Golden Horn, circa 1900
- Constantinople Street Cafe
- Street Vendors,
- Near the Galata Bridge
- Sunset on the Golden Horn, Istanbul
- Figures in the Courtyard of the Bayezid II Mosque
- The Interior of a Mosque
- Constantinople Street Café
- Market Scene
- "Результаты поиска: Павликевич, И. / Работы / Графика (Search Results – Pavlikevitch J. / Works / Graphics)". Online Project "ARTinvestment.RU", dedicated to the Russian Art market. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- Göçmen, Muammer, Mütareke yillarinda beyaz Ruslarin İstanbul'daki sürgün hayatlari. (Exile Lives of White Russians in Istanbul during the Ceasefire Years). Review of the Faculty of Divinity, University of Süleyman Demirel, 2008/1, Number 20, [Series editor: İsmail Hakkı Göksoy], Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergi. SDÜ İlahiyat Fakültesi 32260 Isparta, Turkey, Online: pp. 199–216. ISSN 1300-9672.
- Bolton, R. and E. Strachan. 2010. Views of Russia & Russian Works on Paper. Plates 81–87. Sphinx Books, 125 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP. Views of Russia & Russian Works on Paper, 226 pp., ISBN 978-1-907200-05-2,
- Strachan, E. 2009. Russian Orientalism & Constantinople. Plates 61–66. Sphinx Books, 125 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP. Russian Orientalism & Constantinople, 226 pp., ISBN 978-1-907200-007,
- Sphinx Fine Art, Views of Russia & Russian Works on Paper; Bolton, R. and Strachan, E., Russian Orientalism: Central Asia and the Caucasus, Sphinx Fine Art, p. 15