Lozovsky, Oleksander (Les) [Лозовський, Олександер (Лесь); Lozovs’kyj], b 12 September 1900 in Kyiv, d 22 March 1922 in Kyiv. Graphic artist. He studied at the Ukrainian State Academy of Arts (1918–22). His teachers, of major influence on him, were Heorhii Narbut and Mykhailo Boichuk. Lozovsky designed the covers of Pavlo Tychyna's early poetry collections Soniashni klіarnety (Sunny Clarinets, 2nd edn, 1920), Zamists’ sonetiv i oktav (Instead of Sonnets and Octaves, 1920), and Pluh (Plow, 1920); an edition of Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky's works (1922); Stepan Vasylchenko's collection V kholodku (In the Shade, 1922); and several editions of scores of Ukrainian folk songs (1921). At the academy he exhibited his prints Malachite, Annunciation, Saint John the Baptist, and Memento mori in 1920 and portraits of Vladimir Lenin and Hryhorii Skovoroda in 1921. One of the most promising graphic artist.s in Ukraine, Lozovsky was murdered in his home by unidentified assailants.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]