A landscape painter. Studied in the Petersburg Academy of Arts, by A. Bogolyubov. Took drawing lessons from T. G. Shevchenko. Wrote sketches in the Crimea, Kiev province and Finland. Having received the Crimean species gold medal, worked for three years in Paris, Switzerland and Italy. In 1878 he received the title of Professor for the painting ""Haymaking"", member of the Board of the Academy. The artworks are very diverse in content. Specialty him - open views of the forest. Marine species Orlovsky wonderful detailed drawings more than color. The artist's works are kept in museums and private collections.
Born in Kiev, where the city school received first drawing lessons from I. Soshenko. While studying at the Academy of fine arts (1861-1868) young V. Orlovsky visited many places of European Russia: in the Crimea, Kyiv and Tauride provinces, Moscow and Finland. For studies and student work academics won two silver and small gold medals. On the competition program, the graduate of the Academy presented three Crimean landscape, which brought him a gold medal, the title of the class artist of the first degree and three-year trip to Europe. The artist studied and wrote museums in France, Switzerland, Italy.
Upon returning from abroad, a lot of work, travels across Russia, bringing of travel sketches, sketches, paintings. Since 1874 Vladimir Orel, academician, and since 1878 — Professor of landscape painting and a member of the Academy of arts. His paintings with views of the surrounding area of St. Petersburg, the Ukraine, Central Russia and the North Caucasus — welcome guests at domestic and international exhibitions. Much attention VD Orlovsky gave the development of art in the country. Special participation — in the development of art education in Kiev. His creations are today in many museums, showing art-lovers high examples of Russian landscape of second half XIX century.
Was one of the organizers of KCU.
Died in Italy.