Zubrytsky, Nykodym

Image - Nykodym Zubrytsky: Turkish Siege of Pochaiv (1704). Image - Nykodym Zubrytsky: Icon of Saint Catherine.

Zubrytsky, Nykodym [Зубрицький, Никодим; Zubryc’kyj], b 1688 in the Lviv region, d 1724. Engraver. He worked for the Krekhiv Monastery printing press, the Lviv Dormition Brotherhood Press (1691–1702), and the Pochaiv Monastery press (1704) before being invited by Hetman Ivan Mazepa to Kyiv to work in the Kyivan Cave Monastery Press (1705–12). He later moved to Chernihiv and worked for the Chernihiv Press (1712–24). Almost 400 of his engravings have been preserved, including 67 illustrations and ornaments etched in copper for Ifika iieropolitika (1712), some illustrations and ornaments for an edition of the New Testament (1717), and the print Turkish Siege of Pochaiv (1704). The themes of his genre prints were often taken from folk stories and legends.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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