Viktor Lyubovitsky has been fond of drawing since his school years. During the Great Patriotic War he served in the surface to air missile regiment that defended approaches to Leningrad. He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War and numerous medals. After the war he returned to his native town of Polotsk to work as an artist-designer. Today his collection has more than 200 paintings. A part of them are showcased in the museums and art galleries of Polotsk, Novopolotsk, Vitebsk and Minsk. The 98-year-old war veteran is still a keen artist.
Pictured is Viktor Lyubovistky with his grandson Leonid and his great grandchildren Veronika, Yuri and Anna.
Photo by Alexander Khitrov, BelTA