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Maria Prymachenko (Ukraine, 1908–1997)3

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Maria Prymachenko (1908–1997) is one of the most renowned artists in Ukraine. She was a Ukrainian village folk artist engaged in embroidery, drawing as well as painting оn ceramics. Mariya Prymachenko was a self-taught artist whose popular work of the naive or primitivism genre portrayed Ukrainian folk art based on animal and plant life. Many of her masterpieces are included in a collection of folk art at the Ukrainian National Museum in Kyiv.
Pablo Picasso once said after visiting a Prymachenko exhibition in Paris, “I bow down before the artistic miracle of this brilliant Ukrainian.”
The year 2009 was declared the Year of Maria Prymachenko by the UNESCO
Invading Russian forces destroyed a museum in Ivankiv (a city northwest of the capital Kyiv), that was home to dozens of works by the Ukrainian folk artist Maria Prymachenko on Sunday 28 February 2022. The Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum, located northwest of the capital city Kyiv was burnt to the ground, along with 25 works by Prymachenko, according to the ‘Kyiv Independent’.


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