Special issue. IVAN POKHITONOV. THE ARTIST SORCERER
Born on January 27 (February 8), 1850 in Matryonovka (Pokhitonovo) village, Bobrinetsk (later Elisavetgrad) District, Kherson Province, on an estate of his father Pavel Danilovich Pokhitonov, an army officer granted nobility. The artist's mother, Varvara Alexeevna (nee Belich), came from a Serbian family which settled in the region in the 18th century.