Spokii

Spokii («Спокій»; Tranquility). An art circle established in 1927 by Ukrainian students at the Warsaw Academy of Arts. Among its founding members were Petro Andrusiv, Viacheslav Vaskivsky, Nil Khasevych, and Petro Mehyk (its president). By the time it was dissolved in 1939, it had organized 13 exhibitions, including two traveling exhibitions in Volhynia, and published albums of woodcuts (1936) and Khasevych’s bookplates (1939) and 13 catalogues of its shows. Its members also participated in the exhibitions of the Association of Independent Ukrainian Artists in Lviv and the exhibitions of Ukrainian graphic art in Berlin and Prague. In 1939 Spokii had 33 members.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]




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