Galaktionovich Petritsky

Russia • 1895−1964

There are very few machine tools. A large number of graphic and pictorial works of the artist died during a fire. A versatile personality, a key figure in the Ukrainian art of the first half and mid-twentieth century.

(1895, Kiev - 1964, ibid)

Painter, People's Artist of the USSR (1944). He studied at the Moscow Higher Art College (1922-1924) under A.D. Drevina and N.A. Udaltsova. He taught at the Kiev Art Institute (1946 - 1950, professor since 1947). As a theater artist (from 1914), he was influenced by stylistic tendencies and constructivism.

From the first half of the 1930s, he created mainly colorful costumes and three-dimensional scenery in a picturesque and decorative manner, based on a deep study of Ukrainian folk art and life. For the design of the plays "Makar Dubrava" and "Kalinovaya Grove" by Korneychuk (both in the Kiev Drama Theater

them. AND I. Franco) was awarded the State Prize of the USSR for 1949 and 1951. Petritsky is the author of easel paintings (including a series of portraits of Ukrainian writers), as well as posters and illustrations. Awarded the Order of Lenin, 4 other orders, as well as medals.

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