Hahenmeyster Volodymyr Mykolayovych (1887 - 1938)
A Ukrainian painter and graphic artist, teacher, art critic. He was born in Vyborg, St. Petersburg Province. He studied at the Central School of Art and Industry in St. Petersburg, won the title of the artist of applied art. Since 1913 he worked as a teacher in Pskov Art-Industrial School. In 1916 the young artist was sent to Kamyanetz-Podilsk, where he headed the art and craft training workshops. He researched folk art and organized lithography studio at the Art School (1921 - 1931). The publishing house of the school produced over one hundred publications that are now considered as rare books. In 1930 one of the best works of the artist under the title "Peasant murals in Kamyanechchina" was issued. In 1933 he was invited to Kharkiv Institute of printing to teach composition and graphics and at the same time he became the head of the department of graphics in Kharkiv Art Gallery. Later he moved to Kyiv, where he became in charge of experimental art workshops at the Museum of Ukrainian Art. In 1971 the artist’s daughter created his personal fund in the Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Arts of Ukraine, and then she organized the exhibitions in Kyiv, Lviv, Kamyanets-Podilsk. The vast majority of his works was destroyed during the Nazi occupation, so the artist’s paintings are very rare.
Painters works:Auction №17 Lot №62
«Portreit жены Нестора Махно Галины Кузьменко», 1919
canvas, oil; 34х24
Price: 3 000 – 5 000 $