Item #162 Pryhody Iurchyka Kucheriavoho [The Adventures of Curly-Haired Yurchyk]. Volodymyr Radzykevych.
Pryhody Iurchyka Kucheriavoho [The Adventures of Curly-Haired Yurchyk]

Pryhody Iurchyka Kucheriavoho [The Adventures of Curly-Haired Yurchyk]

Augsburg: Nakladom gurtivni paperu, 1948. Kurylas, Osyp (illustrator); Gordynskyi, S. (cover illustrator). Original illustrated wrappers. Item #162

Measuring 15 x 21 cm, this book consists of 41 pages, including illustrations. The text is in Ukrainian. Features a pencil inscription "Markus Oksana" on the endpaper. The spine shows some signs of wear and chipping. Overall condition is good.

"Pryhody Iurchyka Kucheriavoho" is the most renowned historical children's tale by Volodymyr Radzykevych, and it has been republished multiple times.

Volodymyr Radzykevych (1886-1966), born in Vyshenka, Ukraine, was a notable pedagogue, literary scholar, and writer. He taught at Lviv's Academy Gymnasium (1908-1939) and the Second Ukrainian Gymnasium (1941-1944), and later at German displaced persons' camps (1945-1950). A member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society since 1932 and the Association of Ukrainian Writers for Young People in Cleveland from 1950, he was also known for his literary contributions under the pseudonym Vuiko Vlodko.

Osyp Kurylas (1870-1951), a prominent painter and graphic artist from Galicia, was a graduate of the Lviv Industrial Design School and the Cracow Academy of Fine Art. Renowned for genre painting and portraiture, he created notable portraits of Ukrainian historical and cultural figures, illustrated children's books and magazines, and contributed to Ukrainian religious painting with his distinctive icons. Kurylas' works, including postcards and drawings, especially those depicting Ukraine’s independence wars, were highly acclaimed.

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