Lviv: Svit dytyny, 1937. Hnizdovsky, Jacques (1915-1985). Original illustrated wrappers. Good. Item #221
Series: Ditocha biblioteka, No. 199. Octodecimo (12 x 16.8 cm). 71 pages: illustrations. Text in Ukrainian. A few nicks to spine; overall good.
Franz Kokovskyi (1885-1940) - a Ukrainian lawyer, writer, journalist, translator and linguist. One of the organizers of the secret literary and educational group "Young Ukraine", and one of the founders of the Lemkivshchyna society. Lemkivshchyna is a part of Transcarpathia (spanning Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland). Franz Kokovskyi died in the Soviet forced-labour concentration camp.
Jacques Hnizdovsky (Jakiv Hnizdovskij) was born on January 27, 1915 in Ukraine (Borshchivskyi Raion of Ternopil Oblast) to a noble family bearing the Korab coat of arms. He began his fine arts studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Germany's invasion of Poland and bombardment of Warsaw forced Jacques to flee Warsaw and continue his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Hnizdovsky created hundreds of paintings, pen and ink drawings and watercolors, as well as over 377 woodcuts, etchings and linocuts after his move to the United States in 1949. He was greatly inspired by woodblock printing in Japan as well as the woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer. Hnizdovsky has exhibited widely and his works are in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a large collection of his prints, as does the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina, which presumably has the largest collection of Hnizdovsky prints worldwide. Hnizdovsky designed numerous book covers and illustrated many books. He also designed several stamps and a souvenir sheet for the Ukrainian Plast postal service (issued in 1954 and 1961). Jacques Hnizdovsky died on November 8, 1985 in Bronxville, New York, and is buried at the Lychakivskiy Cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine. His archives are housed at the Slavic and Baltic Division of the New York Public Library.
As of April 2020, OCLC shows only two copies in University of Toronto and University of Saskatchewan.