[Place of publication not identified]: Nakladom avtora, 1956. Kozak, Edward (EKO), 1902-1992. Original illustrated wrappers. Good condition. Item #242
Octavo (18 x 24 cm). 64 pages: illustrations. Text in Ukrainian. Illustrated by Edward Kozak. Owner inscription to wrappers and stamp to title page; light wear to wrappers; internally good.
A well-illustrated edition of the Ukrainian primer, published by its author Ph. D. Kost Wahylewycz and illustrated by the famous Ukrainian artist Edward Kozak.
Edward Kozak (EKO), 1902-1992, was a noted painter, illustrator, caricaturist, writer-humorist, satirist, editor, and civic leader. He was born in the village of Hirne, Stryi district. After completing the high school in Stryi, he went on to study art in Vienna, Lublin, and Lviv at the Oleksa Novakivskyi Art School. His illustrations appeared in satirical periodicals (some of which he edited), children’s books, almanacs, and individual literary works, including the Ukrainian satirical journal “Зиз” [Zyz], 1927-1933. In 1933, Zyz gave way to “Комар” [The Mosquito], another influential magazine published until 1939. Kozak was also considered the founder of Ukrainian comics. By the time he died on September 22, 1992, he had created hundreds of paintings, mosaic pictures for administrative buildings, and church murals illustrated dozens of books and periodicals.
OCLC shows five copies in institutional holdings, as of September 2020.