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Ilinichna Garkavenko

born in 1933

Biography and information


Schedule. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.

Born in the family of employees. First steps in art were made under the guidance of his grandfather, artist

Alexei Fedorovich Garkavenko, who graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of arts.

1959 — graduated from Kyiv art Institute, Department of graphics, Studio of easel graphics of Professor A. S. Pashchenko.

1964 — member of the artists Union of the USSR.

1973 — medal of memorial of A. I. Kuindzhi.

1986 — a series of personal exhibitions in cities of Siberia and the Far East

The wife of Gennady Petrovich Polevoy (Graves), a Ukrainian graphic artist.

Thesis G. Garkavenko is a series of linocuts "Kiev" – attracted a large number of positive reviews in the press. It was noted the main feature of the artist's work – restraint of color solutions, does not deprive the work of expression, but rather emphasizing it. Engraving G. Garkavenko as a decorative color, and composition: space is transferred by the linear means, the background becomes illusory thanks to the decorative color.

Galina Garkavenko is also an outstanding master of watercolor. In this genre she has never used strong means of expression, sharp contrasts, unusual color effects. Signs her style of painting is clean, transparent and bright colors. In fine, lyrical works, she managed to convey the subtle movements of nature.

Works by G. Garkavenko been exhibited in numerous Republican, all-Union and international exhibitions (Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Spain, Canada, USA, etc.).

Works are kept in museums and art galleries of Ukraine and foreign countries, as well as in private collections.

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