Pokiziak Maria, 1896 – 1985

A Ukrainian artist, painter and watercolourist. She painted mostly landscapes and portraits, appealed to religious themes. Born in Lviv. From 1918 till 1922 she studied painting at Lviv School of Art and Industry under the guidance of K. Sikhulskyy, then continued her studying in Vienna. During 1921 - 1931 she taught photography in the women's ...

A Ukrainian artist, painter and watercolourist. She painted mostly landscapes and portraits, appealed to religious themes. Born in Lviv. From 1918 till 1922 she studied painting at Lviv School of Art and Industry under the guidance of K. Sikhulskyy, then continued her studying in Vienna. During 1921 - 1931 she taught photography in the women's school of Mary Magdalene in Lviv, in the years of 1936 - 1940 she was at the head of the women's teaching training seminary of A. Asnyk in Lviv. She painted landscapes of Transcarpathia, views of Lviv and its surroundings. She was very fond of flowers and dedicated many of her works to their images. The creative work of the artist is characterized by the delicate, lyrical mood, subtle palette of colors. She participated in numerous art exhibitions, including the exhibition of the Union of art lovers in the Industrial Museum in Lviv (1926), the exhibition called "Animals, flowers and landscape" (the same place, 1938). In the postwar period she completed the copy of the miraculous image of Our Lady Mercy (which still is in the main altar of the Latin department in Lviv), due to this fact the original was taken to Poland and saved from destruction. Her works are kept in Lviv National Museum and in the Museum of masterpieces in Krakow, as well as in numerous private collections.

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