Belarusian artist Vikentiy Rozhko
Belarusian artist Vikentiy Rozhko was born in February 1948 in the village of Gerbelevichi of the Dyatlovo district. Vikentiy became interested in painting in early childhood. He received the first professional lessons in grades 9-10 from the artist-teacher Vladimir Zhuk, who came from Minsk to work in his school. Vikentiy recalls his teacher with great gratitude. After high school, the future artist entered the graphic arts department of the Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute. Mastered the skill of oil painting from the famous Belarusian artist Nekrasov. Watercolor was taught at the Institute by one of the founders of the Belarusian watercolors – F. Gumen.
After graduating from teacher’s college Vikentiy taught fine arts at school. Since 1994 Vikentiy has taught art at Volkovisskij college. The main genre of the artist – landscape (watercolor), he also paints portraits, household composition. Among the well-known of his works – “Warm Morning”, “Landscape with the temple,” “After the Rain”, “Summer Melts”, “Anxious Night”, “Portrait of a sister.”
Thanks to persistent work, the constant search, the artist mastered the secrets of watercolor painting. Vikentiy Rozhko is a member of Belarusian Union of artists. His paintings have been exhibited at the regional, national, union, foreign exhibitions. His works are in private collections in Poland, the Czech Republic, Canada, Germany. The artist does not stop there, and plans to continue to delight fans by painting.