"From the Color Preludes cycle"Marchuk Ivan Stepanovich
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ARTIST: Marchuk Ivan Stepanovich (1936 – ), Kyiv artist
TITLE: "From the Color Preludes cycle"
SIZE: 40 x 30 cm, (15 3/4 x 11 4/5 in.)
MEDIUM: watercolor on paper
YEAR OF CREATION: 1985
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY: Issued by L`Art Gallery
CONDITION: Good vintage condition, as is on the photo. Feel free to ask me additional question about item condition and send additional photos.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ivan Marchuk – was born on 12th of May, 1936 in the Moskalivka village, Ternopil region. After graduating from the seven-year school he entered the Ivan Trush Lviv School of Applied Arts, where he studied during 1951-1956. After serving in the army, he continued his study at the Lviv Institute of Applied Arts, which he graduated in 1965. In the 1970s of the 20th century, Ivan Marchuk found his author's style in art that did not fit into the patterns of socialist realism. The artist called it "Plontanism". This technique was first used in a landscape painting in 1972. Plontanism is a painting technique in which thin intertwined lines merge into an image, have a dense texture, and consist of web-like layers of paint. The term "Plontanism" comes from the Western Ukrainian dialectic "pliontati" - to weave, intertwine. For this action, the artist was subjected to harassment and persecution by the State Security Committee (KGB). Until 1988 the Union of Artists of Ukraine did not officially admit Ivan Marchuk, but at the same time he had more than 15 exhibitions in different cities of the former USSR. Only in 1988 Ivan Marchuk was admitted to the Union of Artists of Ukraine. Today, the artist's paintings impress art critics of Europe, America, Australia, he is offered to be exhibited in the best galleries and museums of the world, and this is in contrast to the past harassment and persecution in Ukraine. Ivan Marchuk's paintings are stored in many collections around the world.
• 1996 – Honored Artist of Ukraine.
• 1997 – Laureate of the “Taras Shevchenko National Award”.
• 2002 – National Artist of Ukraine.
• 2006 – The International Academy of Contemporary Art “Golden Guild” in Rome included Ivan Marchuk to its ranks and elected his as honorary member of the Academic Council. This is the first time that a Ukrainian artist has been recognized by a such a high-level institution. Today, the Golden Guild counts 51 artists from all over the world.
• 2007 – British “The Daily Telegraph” listed Ivan Marchuk in “Top 100 living geniuses”.
• 2016 – Awarded with a “Medal of Freedom” for significant personal contribution to State development, socio-economic, scientific, technical, cultural and educational development of Ukraine, significant work achievements and high professionalism.
• 2021 – Was awarded with the title of "The National Legend of Ukraine" by the President of Ukraine.
• 2021 – The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree "On the creation of a museum and cultural center for contemporary art of Ivan Marchuk."
• Held over 150 personal and 50 collective exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.
• Works are exhibited in the museums on five continents.
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