Vladimir Pavlosky  (1884 - 1944)

Fisherman in Dory

Watercolor 15 x 22


Vladimir Pavlovsky was born in the Ukraine, Russia into a long line of Russian painters, guilders, and carvers. At the age of twenty, Vladimir moved to the United States to avoid conscription in the Tsar’s Army. Once in the United States, Vladimir settled in Boston, where he quickly became active in the art community. From the 1920's on until his death in 1944, he exhibited his works widely in Boston art galleries and museum shows. Pavlovsky specialized in shore scenes depicting the life of Gloucester fisherman and the coast of Maine. His painting "The White Peacock" was awarded second prize at an exhibition of the works of  Boston artists at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston -- the first prize of this exhibition was granted to John Singer Sargent.

Pavlosky's expressed his personal philosophy of art in this quote: “An artist should be a good, honest man, true to his work, true to nature. Art is the expression of the soul; to paint well one must live well. The moment an artist begins to think whether his work will sell, he does less commendable work, he is less of an artist.”


Boston Watercolor Society

Copley Society

Boston Guild of Artists

Gloucester Artists Association

Gloucester Society of Artists

Rockport Artists Association

North Shore Artists Association