1802 (revel) - July 5, 1848 (St. Petersburg)
Vasily (Wilhelm August) Golik began his career in painting, started as most medieval artists, the student artist in the workshop of English portrait painter George. DOE invited to create in the Winter Palace gallery of portraits of generals — participants of war of 1812. Hard work during the execution of the order of the Imperial court, despite the fact that "apprentice" was working on copies of portraits prepared by the Dow, was for the young artist a good school. After the departure of the master home V. Golik studied at the Academy of fine arts (in 1832 he received the title of free artist of portrait painting), the rest of the time its not too prolonged life painted portraits, genre and even battle scenes.
Among his customers were members of the Imperial family and prominent public figures.