Cartoonist, critic, painter, illustrator, writer, educator
Mechislav Dalkevich was born in 1861 in Kamyanets-Podil’ska oblast’. He studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts under Peter Clodt von Jürgensburg and Bogdan Willewalde, receiving silver medals for his drawings and landscape art.
From 1878 to 1906 he worked as an illustrator in several magazines: Niva, Fragments, World Illustrations, Art Review, Dragonfly, and some others.
Mechislav Dalkevich was also a master of theatrical makeup. Since 1890 he taught drawing and makeup in the theatre school at the Alexandrinsky Theatre and in private theatre schools in Saint Petersburg. In 1916-1921 he was the head of makeup departments in the state theatres in Petersburg. Many of the theatrical makeup artists working in the USSR were his students.
He died in 1941 in Leningrad.