Meretyn, Bernard

Image - Buchach: Church of the Theotokos (1764) designed by Bernard Meretyn. Image - The Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Navariia near Lviv, built by Bernard Meretyn.

Meretyn, Bernard (Merderer, Merettini, Meretynych), b late 17th century, d 1758 in Lviv. Galician architect of German origin. His projects include Saint George's Cathedral in Lviv (1745–70), the town hall in Buchach (1751), and a number of Polish churches. His buildings are in the rococo style, with some transitional classicist features and traditional Ukrainian adaptations. They are distinguished by their grace and elegance, attention to detail, and use of sculpture.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

Image - The Dormition Roman Catholic church in Horodenka, built by Bernard Meretyn (1763). Image - All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Hodovytsia near Lviv, built by Bernard Meretyn (1758). Image - Saint George's Cathedral in Lviv.

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