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Krook Grygoriy Yakovych (1911 - 1988)

An outstanding representative of the Ukrainian abroad, sculptor and graphic artist. Born in the village of Bratyshiv, Ivano-Frankivsk region. He got his initial art education at Stanislav industrial school (1925), Lviv School of arts and crafts (1926), in the workshops of the carver A. Kover and of the sculptor S. Lytvynenko. With the support of Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky he entered Krakow Academy of Arts (1928 - 1936). In Krakow, he led an active exhibition activity, was a member of the group of the young Ukrainian artists Zarevo ("Glow").  In 1937 with the help of the writer B. Lepkyy he entered Berlin Academy of Arts. He studied under the guidance of Professor A. Foke, O. Gicberger, F. Blachek, A. Crantz, and A. Brecker. Since 1945 he lived in Munich, taught at Munich Academy of Arts. His personal exhibitions took place in Munich (1952, 1964), Paris, London and Edinburgh (1954), Bonn (1955), Rome (1957), New York and Philadelphia (1961), Vienna (1962), Berlin (1963), Toronto (1964), etc. He gained recognition in Europe and the USA. The artists works were purchased by the National Museum in Paris, the British Museum in London, the Art Museum of Dubrovnik, the East German museum in Regensburg. He was awarded a medal for the sculpture of Pope Paul VI (Vatican, 1964). Most of the sculptors works tell about the life of peasants from Pokuttya. His works are presented in numerous museum collections of Europe, the USA and Canada.

Painters works:

Auction 14 Lot 61

«A woman with a goose», 1960-s
bronze, patina, height - 34 cm

Price: 4 500 6 000 $

Auction 22 Lot 50

«Rbbin», end 1940-s
bronze, founding, patinated; height – 28 cm

Price: 4 500 6000 $