Kyiv Drawing School

Kyiv Drawing School (Київська рисувальна школа; Kyivska rysuvalna shkola). An art school that for one generation (1875–1901) played an important role in the development of art in Russian-ruled Ukraine. Founded and directed by Mykola I. Murashko, it was first a private and then a city school. Most of its financial support came from I. Tereshchenko. Its faculty included Murashko, Mykola Pymonenko, Khariton Platonov, and Ivan Seleznov. Its more distinguished students were Serhii Kostenko, Oleksander Murashko, Ivan Izhakevych, Hryhorii Diadchenko, Hryhorii Svitlytsky, Mykhailo Zhuk, Kostiantyn Kryzhytsky, and Fotii Krasytsky. The school received support from non-Ukrainian artists such as Mykola Ge, Ilia Repin, Mikhail Vrubel, and Jan Stanisławski. Its teachers and pupils took part in the restoration of the frescoes of the Church of Saint Cyril's Monastery and in the painting of Saint Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kyiv. Exhibitions of Ukrainian and Russian artists were held at the school.

  [This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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