Polozov Dmitriy Nikolaevich (1875-1953).
Dmitriy Nikolaevich Polozov was born in a merchant family in Roslavl. He graduated from the secondary school. Then he entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In the Imperial Academy of Arts his teacher was famous artist V.E. Makovsky.
Since 1903, D.N. Polozov lived in Smolensk, taught at the gymnasium, took part in the work of the Smolensk City Museum, was closely acquainted with S.P.Sereda, who later became a People's Commissar of Agriculture of the RSFSR, with a public figure and writer A.V. Zhirkevich. In 1915, D.N.Polozov moved to Minsk, where he created portraits of Yakub Kolas, Yanka Kupala and other Belarusian writers. With Yanka Kupala he was connected by a great personal friendship.
Since 1922, Polozov lived and worked in Leningrad.
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