Nedilko, Mykola, b 23 November 1902 in Yushchenivka, Sumy county, Kharkiv gubernia, d 12 May 1979 in Glen Cove, New York State. (Self-portrait: Mykola Nedilko.) Artist. While studying at the Kyiv State Art Institute (1922–8) under Fedir Krychevsky and Mykhailo Boichuk he joined the Association of Revolutionary Art of Ukraine. In 1940 he came with Mykola Azovsky and Mykhailo Dmytrenko to Soviet-occupied Lviv. He remained there after the 1941 Soviet evacuation, joined the Labor Association of Ukrainian Pictorial Artists, and exhibited at its shows. A postwar refugee in Germany, he emigrated in 1948 to Buenos Aires and in 1961 to New York. Solo exhibitions of his works were held in New York (1962, 1965, 1966, 1980), Paris (1965), Philadelphia (1966, 1982), and Edmonton (1983). He is best known for his landscapes, painted usually en plein air. They include On the Dnister (1942), Bodensee (1948), The Andes (1958), and Lake George (1966). His postimpressionist oils are built on strong contrasts of light and shadow, and color. A book about Nedilko (ed Bohdan Pevny), with 60 color plates, was published in New York in 1983.
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