MYKHAILO BOYCHUK

1882–1937

Mykhailo Boychuk

Mykhailo Boychuk

Graduated from the Krakow Azademy of Fine Arts (1905), continuing his studies in Munich and Paris. Attended the Academie Ransom, studying with Paul Serusier (1907-1910). Opened studio in Paris; contributed to “Salon d’Automne” (1909) and “Salon des Independants” (1910). Interested in Byzantine art. Visited Italy with his wife, Sofia Nalepynska, and student Mykola Kasperovych (1911). Returned to Lviv. Moved to Kyiv (1917). Co-organized USAA and ARMU. Contributed to monumental propaganda and agit-art. With fellow boichukisty, painted murals for the Lutske Army Barracks in Kyiv (1919). Professor at KKhU (1924). Painted murals for the Peasant Sanatorium in Odesa (1928) and for the Chervonozavodske Theater in Kharkiv (1933-1935). Accused of being an agent of the Vatican (1937). With Nalepynska arrested and executed.

Ukrainian Artists

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