Jun 4, 2013

Vladislav Gorodetsky's 150th Birthday

Vladislav Gorodetsky's 150th Birthday

Władysław Horodecki (born Leszek Władysław Dezydery Horodecki, also known under Russian version of his name, Vladislav Gorodetsky) (Russian: Владислав Владиславович Городецкий; Ukrainian: Владислав Владиславович Городецький, Vladyslav Vladyslavovych Horodetskyi) (June 4 [O.S. May 23] 1863 in Sholudky, Podolia Governorate — January 3, 1930 in Tehran, Iran) was a renown Ukrainian-Polish architect and big-game hunter, best known for his immense contributions in Kiev urban development with buildings such as the House with Chimaeras, the St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Karaite Kenesa, the National Art Museum of Ukraine that transformed once a provincial city of the Russian Empire into the European capital of Ukraine.

In Ukraine Horodecki often worked along with a sculptor from Milan Emilio Sala who was an instructor at the Kiev City College.
[Wikipedia.org]