Psol, Hlafira

Psol, Hlafira [Псьол, Глафіра; Ps'ol; married name: Dunina-Borkovska], b 24 October 1823 in Psolivka (now Psilske), Myrhorod county, Poltava gubernia, d 26 April 1886 in Moscow. Self-taught painter; sister of Oleksandra Psol. In 1843 she met Taras Shevchenko in Yahotyn and received his advice on painting. She did portraits of Nikolai Repnin, Varvara Repnina (1839), and Shevchenko.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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