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committed to acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting articles of artistic or historic significance to the rich cultural heritage of Ukrainians. At its founding in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, the Museum was hailed as one of the finest achievements of the Ukrainian American community. Today, its unparalleled array of folk art, exceptional collection of fine art, and extensive compendium of archival materials make it one of the most unique and dynamic museums in New York City, with broad appeal for diverse audiences. Each year, the Museum organizes several exhibitions, publishes accompanying bilingual catalogues, and conducts a wide range of public programming, frequently in collaboration with other museums, educational institutions, and cultural centers.

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Artist Mykhailo Boichuk, b. October 30, 1882, executed by Soviets July 13, 1937. From the series "Introducing Artists fr...
10/30/2020

Artist Mykhailo Boichuk, b. October 30, 1882, executed by Soviets July 13, 1937. From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Influential Ukrainian modernist painter, graphic artist, and teacher born in Romanivka, Ternopil County, Western Ukraine, then under Austro-Hungerian rule; died in Kyiv. Studied at Yuliian Pankevych's art studio in Lviv (1898), a private art school in Vienna (1899), the Kraków Academy of Arts (1899–1905), and the Académie Ranson in Paris (1907–1910). Exhibited in Lviv (1905), Munich (1907) and Paris (1909–1910). In 1909 founded his own studio-school and attracted a number of talented students, including his future wife Sofia Nalepinska with whom also traveled to Italy. Worked as a monumentalist and restorer for the National Museum in Lviv. After the Revolution of 1917, lived in Kyiv where he became a founding professor of the Ukrainian State Academy of Arts and taught monumental art. One of the founders of the Association of Revolutionary Art of Ukraine (ARMU, 1925), he formed a school of monumental painting and in collaboration with his students created ensembles for various venues. Arrested by the NKVD in November 1936 and executed the following year. A number of his students, including his wife, shared the same fate. Most of his artworks were destroyed.

Boichuk's "Shevchenko Day" poster was exhibited at The Ukrainian Museum in the 2013 exhibition "Propaganda and Slogans: The Political Poster in Soviet Ukraine, 1919–1921," guest curator Myroslav Shkandrij, professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba.
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_131102propaganda_slogans.html

It was shown more recently in the major 2019 exhibition "Full Circle: Ukraine's Struggle for Independence 100 Years Ago, 1917–1921," curated by Dr. Yurii Savchuk, Senior Researcher, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv.
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_190407FullCircle.html

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Artist JAROSLAVA KUCHMA (born October 29, 1943). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine A...
10/29/2020

Artist JAROSLAVA KUCHMA (born October 29, 1943). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Ukrainian American artist born in Pidhaitsi, Ukraine. Immigrated to the United States in 1949, settling in Chicago. Received her BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Studied and practiced printmaking, photography, calligraphy, and tapestry and assisted Ivan Dykyj in the ornamentation (including gold leaf application) of the Ukrainian Church of Sts. Volodymyr and Olha in Chicago. Has participated in numerous exhibitions, including in American Tapestry Biennial 10; Visions Art Museum, San Diego; Erie Art Museum; Dubuque Museum of Art; and Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft in Louisville. Her work has been mentioned in "Fiberarts" magazine and the American Tapestry Alliance's "Tapestry Topics."

Jaroslava Kuchma participated in two exhibitions at The Ukrainian Museum: "Out of Tradition: Contemporary Decorative and Applied Art" (2013), and in 2015, "The Ukrainian Diaspora. Women Artists," 1908–2015 (catalogue details below).

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Artist MYKOLA SAMOKYSH (born October 25, 1860; died January 18, 1944). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukr...
10/25/2020

Artist MYKOLA SAMOKYSH (born October 25, 1860; died January 18, 1944). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Ukrainian painter and graphic artist born in Nizhyn, Ukraine; died in Simferopol, Crimea. Studied art at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1879–1885), where was part of a group of Ukrainian painters, Serhii Vasylkivsky, Porfyrii Martynovych, and Opanas Slastion, who were dedicated to depicting the history and ways of life of the Ukrainian people. Also studied in Paris (1886–1889). Early on he established himself as a battle painter and headed the battle-painting studio at the St. Petersburg Academy. Often visited Ukraine and took part in exhibitions there. Provided numerous book illustrations. In 1921 moved to Simferopol in Crimea. Also taught at the Kharkiv Art Institute (1937–1941). His artworks are in museum collections in Russia and Ukraine, as well as in private collections.

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Mykola Samokysh (1860–1944)
Kuban Cossack
1904, pastel, watercolor, ink on paper
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 (24.1 x 16.5)
Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj
UM 2019/10 ©The Ukrainian Museum

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Artist SIMON LISSIM (born October 24, 1900; died May 10, 1981). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian ...
10/24/2020

Artist SIMON LISSIM (born October 24, 1900; died May 10, 1981). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Ukrainian American painter, ceramics artist, stage designer and teacher born in Kyiv, Ukraine; died in Naples, Florida. Studied at the Kyiv Art School and at the age of 17 began working as an assistant stage designer in the Kyiv Repertory Theater, at the time when Alexandra Exter and Isaak Rabinovich were working there as well. Left Ukraine for Germany in 1919 and later to France. His first job in Paris was as stage designer for the Theatre de L'Oeuvre. His first one-man show was in Paris in 1923. Immigrated to the US in 1941 and had his first solo exhibition in New York at the Wildenstein Gallery. Taught stage design courses at City College from 1944 to 1971 until retirement. A designer of fine porcelain, Lissim fulfilled over 100 contracts with Lenox and Royal Copenhagen among others. His work is in the collection of 70 museums in the US and Europe, including the Metropolitan, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Jeu de Paume in Paris, and many others.

Image:
Simon Lissim (1900–1981)
"Cossack"
n.d., color lithograph on paper, edition 98/100
21 1/4 x 17 1/2 (54 x 44.5)
Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj
UM 2019/4 ©The Ukrainian Museum

The pictured work is currently on display in the exhibition "The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj", guest curator Prof. Myroslav Shkandrij.

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Artist MYROSLAV RADYSH (born October 21, 1910; died June 7, 1956). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukraini...
10/21/2020

Artist MYROSLAV RADYSH (born October 21, 1910; died June 7, 1956). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Ukrainian painter and scenery designer born in the village of Illintsi, Sniatyn county, Galicia (Western Ukraine); died in New York City. A graduate of Poznan Art School (1938) and the Stefan Batory University in Vilnius, he was a chief designer at the Lviv Opera Theater since 1940. A postwar émigré in Germany, worked as a painter and decorator for the Volodymyr Blavatsky Theater. Immigrated to the United States in 1950, settling in New York City where he collaborated with the Theater-Studio of Josyp Hirniak. Participated in many group exhibitions in Lviv, Munich and many cities in the US. Also had solo shows in New York (1952, 1953) and Philadelphia (1954). Painted portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. His impressionist style evolved toward ever-greater emphasis on color. A book about him was published posthumously in 1966.

Image:
Myroslav Radysh (1910–1956)
"Harbor"
n.d., oil on cardboard
8 3/4 x 11 (22.2 x 27.9)
Gift of Jaroslaw and Iwanna Klym and Vera Rudyk
UM 2002/2 ©The Ukrainian Museum

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Artist, writer, professor, ALEXANDER MOTYL (born October 21, 1953). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrain...
10/21/2020

Artist, writer, professor, ALEXANDER MOTYL (born October 21, 1953). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

American painter, writer, professor of political science of Ukrainian descent born in New York City. Studied painting with Leon Goldin at Columbia University. Participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including in New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Charlotte, North Carolina, Malvern, Pennsylvania, and many others. Cityscapes, still lifes, and figures are the most represented subjects in Motyl's work.

Alexander Motyl (pictured) is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers-Newark. The Ukrainian Museum has collaborated with Professor Motyl on many film screenings, book presentations, as well as exhibitions. He was a guest co-curator of The Ukrainian Museum's 2018 exhibition "Andy Warhol: Endangered Species" (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_181006warhol.html). He presented his novel "Who Killed Andrei Warhol" (2007, 2018) in conjunction with the Warhol exhibition, along with Andy Warhol's nephew, James Warhola (pictured), artist, writer and book illustrator for major publishing houses. Watch the book readings and talk about Andy Warhol:
https://youtu.be/zAr6-3cTrnk

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Artist SERHII VASYLKIVSKY (born October 19, 1854; died October 7, 1917). From the series "Introducing Artists from The U...
10/19/2020

Artist SERHII VASYLKIVSKY (born October 19, 1854; died October 7, 1917). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Serhii Vasylkivsky (born October 19, 1854; died October 7, 1917)
Ukrainian artist of the pre-revolutionary period and an expert on Ukrainian ornamentation and folk art born in Izium, Kharkiv Oblast; died in Kharkiv, Ukraine. His first art lessons were given by Dmytro Bezperchy, a student of Karl Briullov. Studied at the Kharkiv Veterinary Academy but left it in 1873. Enrolled at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts in 1876. Upon graduation in 1885 he traveled to Europe and North Africa on a scholarship from the Academy, painting places he visited. During his stay in Paris was influenced by the Barbizon School. After settling in Kharkiv in 1888, he became active in Ukrainian artistic circles and headed the architectural and art society there. Left behind almost 3,000 works of realist and impressionist art, sketches, and drawings, many of which were lost during WWII. Completed a number of works on historical and ethnographic themes. Known for his landscapes and paintings of Cossacks.

The painting illustrated above is currently on display in the exhibition "The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art. Major Gift from Dr. Jurij Rybak and Anna Ortynskyj"; guest curator Prof. Myroslav Shkandrij. Catalogue details below. http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_191117rybak.html

Call 212-228-0110 to order "The Impact of Modernity"
exhibition catalogue in the Museum shop.
"The Impact of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Ukrainian Art"
8.5" x 8.75"
Bilingual (English and Ukrainian)
Illustrated. Softcover. 122 pages
The Ukrainian Museum, New York (November, 2019)
LCCN 2019453030
ISBN 978-0-9908522-9-2
$29.95
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Artist THÉMISTOCLE WIRSTA (born October 15, 1923; died May 16, 2017). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukra...
10/15/2020

Artist THÉMISTOCLE WIRSTA (born October 15, 1923; died May 16, 2017). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

A painter of the New Parisian School, born in the Bukovyna region of Ukraine; died in Paris, France. Studied painting, sculpture, and architecture in Chernivtsi and in the Academy of Arts in Bucharest. Resided in Paris starting in 1950. Had a number of solo and group shows in Paris, as well as in galleries, museums, foundations, and universities in other European countries, including Ukraine, and the US, Canada, and Japan. Author of abstract paintings in bright colors. In 1983 opened his own studio near Parc Montsouris in Paris' Rive Gauche (the Left Bank). Received a number of awards, including the silver medal from the Society of Art, Sciences and Literature (Paris, 1968). His works are found in public and private collections.

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Artist VOLODYMYR PATYK (born October 9, 1926; died August 28, 2016). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrai...
10/09/2020

Artist VOLODYMYR PATYK (born October 9, 1926; died August 28, 2016). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Ukrainian painter, born in the village of Chornyi Ostriv in the Lviv region, Western Ukraine; died in Lviv. Graduated from the Lviv Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts (1953), studying with Roman Selsky. A prolific artist and one of the important figures of the Lviv School of Art, he worked in many mediums – mosaics, murals, oils, pastels and graphics. His early works are characterized by contrasting colors; later on, he experimented with pure color. Since 1958 member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine. Laureate of the Shevchenko Prize for the series of works "Shevchenko's Land" (1999), recipient of the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (2009).

Image:
Volodymyr Patyk (1926–2016)
"Untitled" (Village in the Mountains)
1987, oil on cardboard
16 x 20 (40.6 x 50.8)
Gift from the Estate of Ivan, Lydia and Irena Nosyk
UM 2018/35 ©The Ukrainian Museum

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Artist OLEXA BULAVITSKY (born October 8, 1916; died July 28, 2001). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrain...
10/08/2020

Artist OLEXA BULAVITSKY (born October 8, 1916; died July 28, 2001). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Olexa Bulavitsky (born October 8, 1916; died July 28, 2001)
Ukrainian-American painter born in Uman, Ukraine; died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Studied at the Leningrad Academy of Arts, Odesa Art School and Kyiv Art Institute from which he graduated in 1941. During World War II worked as a set designer. Immigrated to the US via a DP camp in Germany in 1950. Settled in Minneapolis where he worked for architectural firms as a draftsman. Known for his portraits, landscapes and still lifes. Exhibited in Ukraine before the war, later in the Western European cities of Munich, Regensburg, Paris, Amsterdam, and in North America in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis among others. His artworks can be found in private, corporate, and public collections.

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Image:
Olexa Bulavitsky (1916–2001)
"Landscape"
n.d., oil on canvas
14 1/4 x 17 3/4 (36.2 x 45.1)
Gift from the Estate of Eudokia Blawacky
UM 2007/163 ©The Ukrainian Museum

Sculptor SERHII LYTVYNENKO (born October 5, 1899; died June 20, 1964). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukr...
10/05/2020

Sculptor SERHII LYTVYNENKO (born October 5, 1899; died June 20, 1964). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Ukrainian sculptor born in the town of Pyriatyn in the Poltava region, Ukraine; died in New York City. Participated in the fight for Ukrainian liberation (1919–1920) and was forced to emigrate in 1921. Studied art at the Kraków Academy of Arts (1924–1929) and after graduation, in 1930, went to Paris to continue his education. After return settled in Lviv where he had his own ceramics studio. Immigrated to the United States in 1949 via a DP camp in Germany. Initiator and head of the Ukrainian Art and Literary Club in New York (1949–1959), as well as head of the Association of Ukrainian Artists in America (1952–1957). Was influenced by Rodin and impressionism. Well-known as portraitist and author of a number of monuments. Also worked on iconostases for various churches, including St. Michael's Cathedral in Chicago and St. Volodymyr and Olha Cathedral in Winnipeg. Participated in many exhibitions, among them in Paris (Salon des Tuileries and Salon des Indépendents), Berlin, Chicago, Toronto, New York and Philadelphia.

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Graphic artist and painter PAVLO KOVZHUN (born October 3, 1896; died May 15, 1939). From the series "Introducing Artists...
10/02/2020

Graphic artist and painter PAVLO KOVZHUN (born October 3, 1896; died May 15, 1939). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Ukrainian graphic artist, painter, and art critic born in the village of Kostiushky in the Zhytomyr region; died in Lviv. Adherent of futurism and constructivism in the 1920s, with elements of Ukrainian baroque. Participant of liberation struggles of 1917–1921. Graduated from the Kyiv Art School. Worked in book design, created covers, ex libris, posters, and caricatures. With Mykhailo Osinchuk made church polychromes in the Byzantine style in twelve churches of Halychyna (Galicia). Author of art monographs and articles. Participant of numerous exhibits of Ukrainian graphics, including in Prague, Berlin, Warsaw, Brussels, Rome, Naples, and Buenos Aires.

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Artist MYKOLA AZOVSKY (born October 2, 1903; died October 31, 1947). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrai...
10/02/2020

Artist MYKOLA AZOVSKY (born October 2, 1903; died October 31, 1947). From the series "Introducing Artists from The Ukrainian Museum's Fine Art Collection"

Mykola Azovsky (born October 2, 1903; died October 31, 1947)
Ukrainian artist, born in Kyiv in the family of an officer, a colonel of the Don Cossacks. Art education received from the Art Academy in Kyiv (later renamed as Art Institute), graduating in 1928. Initially worked as a theater decorator in Kharkiv and in the Donbas region. Became a recognized artist after a successful exhibition in Kyiv. At the outset of World War II moved to Lviv, where he was active in art milieu and participated in exhibitions organized by the Association of Ukrainian Artists. Moved to the West, first to Vienna and later to Italy. In the fall of 1947 he immigrated to Argentina, where shortly thereafter he died due to untreated appendicitis.

Image:
Mykola Azovsky (1903–1947)
"Canal in Venice"
1947, oil on cardboard
11 3/4 x 17 1/2 (29.8 x 44.5)
Gift from the Estate of Bohdan and Oksana Rak
UM 1998/16 ©The Ukrainian Museum

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