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Soviet Ukrainian artist Mikhail Antonchik

Soviet Ukrainian artist Mikhail Antonchik (15 June, 1921 - 8 July, 1998)

After milking. 1970. Oil on canvas. Painting by Soviet Ukrainian artist Mikhail Antonchik (15 June, 1921 – 8 July, 1998)

Soviet Ukrainian artist Mikhail Antonchik (15 June, 1921 – 8 July, 1998) – member of the USSR Union of artists (1950), Honored Artist of the USSR (1970), People’s Artist of the USSR (1982). He studied in the Kiev State Art Institute (1944-1950), workshops of Soviet artists A. Petritsky and K. Eleva. The artist mostly worked in the field of easel painting and began exhibiting in 1949.
Mikhail Vladislavovich Antonchik is the author of lyrical paintings on rural themes, posters, and portraits. In particular, “Portrait of the milkmaid K. Koshevaya”, “The Peace Will Win”, “Youth”, “Holiday in the village of Morintsy”, “Poem about a Woman”, “Golden Age”, “My teachers”, “Morning”, “The owner of his native land. Twice Hero of Socialist Labor F. Zhelyuk” (1975), and others. Representative of Soviet school of socialist realism, Mikhail Vladislavovich died on July 8, 1998 in Kiev. His works are in the National Art Museum and other museums of Ukraine and Russia, as well as in private collections in Europe and US.

Countrymen of Taras Shevchenko. The farmers of the village of Morintsy (co-author David Shostak)

Countrymen of Taras Shevchenko. The farmers of the village of Morintsy. Oil on canvas. Painting by Soviet Ukrainian artist Mikhail Antonchik, co-author David Shostak

Soviet Ukrainian artist Mikhail Antonchik