Butsmaniuk, Yuliian

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Butsmaniuk, Yuliian [Буцманюк, Юліян; Bucmanjuk, Julijan], b 3 July 1885 in Smorzhiv, Brody county, Galicia, d 30 December 1967 in Edmonton, Alberta. Painter. Butsmaniuk studied art in Lviv and Cracow before the First World War and painted churches in Galicia as an assistant to Modest Sosenko. During the First World War he faught in the ranks of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and took active part in the work of the Press Office of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen. Following studies in Prague, he returned to Lviv in 1927 and taught art in Ridna Shkola society schools and painted the Basilian Fathers’ church at Zhovkva Monastery. In 1950 he emigrated to Canada and settled in Edmonton, where he did portraits and painted the interior of Saint Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. Butsmaniuk’s icons and religious art is traditional in form but has elements of new styles, particularly of the Viennese Secession. A book about him was published in Edmonton in 1979.

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