Kapustiansky, Ivan [Капустянський, Іван; Kapustjans'kyj], b 18 September 1894 in Rakyty, Kremenchuk county, Poltava gubernia, d 21 June 1937 in a labor camp in the Komi ASSR, RSFSR. Literary scholar and journalist. A graduate of the Nizhyn Historical-Philological Institute, he taught at the Poltava Institute of People's Education (1921–5) and then was a graduate student at the Kharkiv Institute of People's Education and a scholarly associate of the Taras Shevchenko Scientific Research Institute in Kharkiv. In 1923 he joined the peasant writers' organization Pluh. His literary, pedagogical, and publicistic articles appeared in Soviet Ukrainian periodicals; reprinted separately were Sotsiial'na pisnia na ukraïns'komu grunti (The Social Song on Ukrainian Soil, 1924) and Uchytel'stvo v ukraïns'kii literaturi (Teachers in Ukrainian Literature, 1925). He also wrote the monograph on Valeriian Polishchuk (Valeriian Polishchuk, 1925) and coedited, with Mykola Plevako, the works of Leonid Hlibov (Tvory L. Hlibova [The Works of L. Hlibov, 1927]). During the Stalinist terror, he was arrested in 1934 and send to a GULAG labor camp where he perished.
[This article was updated in 2021.]
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