Shyshko, Serhii [Шишко, Сергій; Šhyško, Serhij], b 25 June 1911 in Nosivka, Nizhyn county, Chernihiv gubernia, d 1997 in Kyiv. Painter. He studied at the Kyiv State Art Institute (1929–33) under Fedir Krychevsky and at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (1936–43). Athough he painted portraits and still lifes, he was best known for his landscapes, many of which constitute the ‘Kyiv Suite’ begun in 1944. He also painted series depicting the landscapes of Samarkand (1942), the Carpathian Mountains (1947), Crimea (1956), and places connected with Taras Shevchenko's life. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad and reproduced in three albums (1971, 1977, 1987).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]