Mikhail Savitsky

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Partisan Madonna of Minsk by Savitsky on a Belarusian postage stamp

Mikhail Savitsky (Belarusian: Міхаіл Савіцкі) (February 18, 1922 – November 8, 2010)[1] was a Belarusian painter. Born in 1922, he served on the Eastern front in World War II from 1941, but was captured and was not released until the end of the war. Some of the paintings Savitsky did were the 1967 Partisan Madonna and the picture cycle "Figures on the Heart." For his work in the arts he was awarded the title Hero of Belarus in 2006.[2]

Honours and awards

Soviet Union