Butovych Mykola, 1896 - 1961

An outstanding Ukrainian graphic artist, painter, illustrator and stage designer. Born in the village of Petrivka, now Dnipropetrovsk region. He studied at the Cadet Corps in Poltava (1906 - 1913), later - at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and High Art and Industrial School in Prague. Continued his education in Berlin. He graduated from the Aca...

An outstanding Ukrainian graphic artist, painter, illustrator and stage designer. Born in the village of Petrivka, now Dnipropetrovsk region. He studied at the Cadet Corps in Poltava (1906 - 1913), later - at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and High Art and Industrial School in Prague. Continued his education in Berlin. He graduated from the Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig (1926). In the 1920Хs - 1930's lived in Paris and Yugoslavia; in the years of 1930 - 1940's taught at Lviv Art and Industrial School, in 1947 moved to the USA. In his graphic works he used the stylistics of a folk picture and a puppet theatre and was the follower of G. Narbut. He worked in the neo-primitivism manner. Designed a large number of books, illustrated works of M. Gogol, I. Kotlyarevskyi, V. Stefanyk, and P. Kulish. He popularized the subject of Ukrainian folk customs, mythology and folklore. In the U.S. he worked in the field of easel and monumental painting.

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