Ukraine: 1999. Good. Item #199
A group of thirteen b/w linocuts of Ukrainian Hetmans. Quarto (32 x 22 cm). Each artwork inscribed, dated, stamped and signed in pencil by the artist; one print is dated 1993 [Ivan Mazepa]; paper toning and minor wear to edges; overall good.
The group includes: 1. Dmytro Vyshnevetsky; 2. Petro Doroshenko; 3. Yurii Khmelnytsky; 4. Ivan Mazepa; 5. Kyrylo Rozumovsky; 6. Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny; 7. Pavlo Polubotok; 8. Bohdan Khmelnytsky; 9. Ivan Samoylovych; 10. Danylo Apostol; 11. Ivan Skoropadsky; 12. Ivan Vyhovsky; 13. Pavlo Teteria
"Khvorost Vasyl Ivanovych (1936-2014) was born on December 12, 1936 in the village of BerezivkaSalskyi district Rostov region (Russia). Graduated from Lviv Polygraphical Institute named after I.Fedorov, now Ukrainian Academy of Printing (1967), head of the workshop – V.Ovchynnykov. Was a lecturer in special subjects and director of Dnepropetrovsk State Art College named after Ye.Vuchetych, now higher educational establishment “Dnepropetrovsk College of Theatre and Art” (1983-1988). One of the founders and heads of Regional Club of ex-libris and graphics “Kobzar” in Dnepropetrovsk (1978-2014). Member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR (1975). Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1980). Merited Cultural Worker of Ukraine (2008). Laureate of the award of All-Ukrainian charity scientific and cultural fund named after T.Shevchenko (1994). Laureate of international competition of bookplates “My Ukraine and the Kosach family in ex-libris” (2003). Laureate of Dnipropetrovsk Art Award named after M.Panin “for artistic and pedagogical activity” (2011). Participant of republican, all-USSR, all_ukarinian, international, foreign art exhibitions (since 1960). Exhibited his personal exhibitions in Dnepropetrovsk (1971-2001), Moscow, Russia (1976), Vilnius, Lithuania (1985), Kuterschlen, Germany (1998). Works are kept in the National Museum of History of Ukraine in World War II(Kyiv), Museum of Book and Printing of Ukraine (Kyiv), Dnepropetrovsk Art Museum, Dnepropetrovsk Museum of History named after D.Yavornytskyi, Dnepropetrovsk Museum of History of City, State Museum of Fine Art named after O.Pushkin (Moscow, Russia), Volhohrad State Museum of Defense (Volhohrad, Russia), Salsk Picture Gallery named after V.Nechytailo (Rostov region, Russia), private galleries in Ukraine and abroad. Working as a chief art editor in all-Ukrainian state publishing house “Sich” (Dnipropetrovsk), designed and illustrated nearly 400 books. Was a compiler of an album “Shevchenkiana in ex-libris”, first published in Ukraine in 1993 in Ukrainian, English, German and French, where more than 250 works of 73 artists from different countries are presented. More than 70 graphic works of different years, starting from the 1960s to 2000th, of Merited Cultural Worker of Ukraine V.Khvorost are presented at the current exhibition.Among them are linocuts from the series: “Kyiv-1500”, “Hetmans of Ukraine”, “Cossacks kin will never die”, “My contemporaries”, “Pushkin in Katerynoslav”, etchings, watercolours, numerous ex-libris, dedicated to cultural workers and workers of art, and also books designed and illustrated by the artist." (Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum).