(ca. 1440-1502) – a leading Moscow icon-painter, considered to be a successor of Andrei Rublev’s iconographic tradition. One of his first works are frescoes of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin in the Borovsk St. Paphnutius Monastery. In 1481 Dionisius supervised a workshop of icon-painters to paint the three-tier iconostasis for Moscow’s Cathedral of the Dormition commissioned by the Archbishop of Rostov Vassian Rylo. In 1487 together with his son Dionisius painted icons for the cathedral church of the Dormition of the St. Virgin. His last documentary authenticated works are frescoes and the iconostasis of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin in the St. Pherapontius Monastery (Kirillovsky district, the Vologda region).
Among Dionisius’ icons that survives are hagiography icons of metropolitans Peter and Alexis (1462—1472), the Virgin Hodegetria (1482), The Baptism of Our Lord (1500), Christ in Majesty and The Crucifixion (1500), The Descent into Hell, The Incredulity of St. Thomas, and The Dormition of the St. Virgin.