Grigory Soroka Григорий Васильевич Сорока (1823-1864)

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Grigory Soroka was a Russian painter, one of the most notable members of Venetsianov school. Though Soroka’s heritage is relatively small and includes no more than 20 undated paintings, Soroka proved himself to be a gifted draughtsman. He also painted several icons for local churches, among them Saviour Not Made by Hands.

Peasant Boy 1840s

Peasant Boy 1840s

Soroka was born in Pokrovskoye village (Tver Guberniya), in the family of landowner Milyukov. In 1842-1847 he studied art from Alexey Venetsianov then he was returned to his owner. In 1850s-1860s he resided in his home village. He fell in love with his owners daughter Lydia but was forced to marry a serf woman. After the emancipation reform of 1861 in Russiam Soroka remained under the serfdom. He made a complaint but it was rejected and he was flogged. Soroka hung himself in the baking room and shortly thereafter, Lydia poisoned herself.

Lydia Milyukov

Lydia Milyukov

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