Diadchenko, Hryhorii

Diadchenko, Hryhorii [Djadčenko, Hryhorij], b 7 October 1869 in Kyrylivka, Kyiv gubernia, d there 25 May 1921. Painter. Diadchenko graduated from the Kyiv Drawing School of Mykola I. Murashko in 1889 and joined its staff. In 1889–94 he studied at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts. His realistic works incorporated elements of impressionism. He painted Ukrainian landscapes, such as Meeting of Sunbeams, Evening on the Dnieper, Kiev: View of Podil, and the series Village of Kyrylivka; and psychological portraits, including F. Krasytsky (1884), Head of a Little Girl (1892), Herasym the Lirnyk (1885), and F. Balavensky (1907). Diadchenko's work is preserved in the museums of Kyiv, Lviv, Poltava, and Kharkiv.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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