Albert Żamett

Albert Żamett was a painter and theatre artist. He was born on 11 November 1821 in Vilnius. In 1840–1847 he studied painting at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art under M. Vorobyov. Sponsored by B. Tyszkiewicz, he continued his studies in Italy where he remained for twelve years. In 1853 the St. Petersburg Academy of Art bestowed on him the title of Non-Classical Painter and in 1859 he was awarded the title of Academician. In the same year he returned to Vilnius. Between 1861 and 1863 he and Count M. Tyszkiewicz travelled in France. He painted mostly landscapes, but also created daily life compositions and decorated interiors. He was a member of Vilnius Archaeological Commission and curator of the Art section of the Antiquities Museum. He worked as a stage setter in the theatre in Vilnius, took part in the renovations of Vilnius Cathedral and in the publication of Vilniaus albumas (Vilnius Album) by J. K. Wilczynski. He died in December of 1876 in Vilnius.

Reference: Art album  The World of Landscapes (Volume I), Compiled by: N. Tumėnienė, D. Tarandaitė and J. Semenauskienė. Vilnius, LAWIN, 2010, P. 280.