Group of Girls (Hrupa divchat)
14 1/2" x 22 1/2"
From Lidia Krushelnytsky estate
The long artistic career of Bohdan Borzemsky (b. 1923) is distinguished by many decades of steady creative production. Over the years, Borzemsky developed several distinct styles that have become facets of his creative aesthetic. His solid education in painting and drawing – received both in Ukraine and in the US – enabled the artist to become fluent in a wide range of themes and techniques: from portraits to still lifes and landscapes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, as well as woodcuts and color prints produced using his own paper-cut technique. A moderate modernist, Borzemsky balances a decorative approach and pure painterliness with certain realistic details in his expressive images of flowers, birds, mountains, wood churches, and Hutsul people dressed in national attire. The current exhibition at The Ukrainian Museum celebrates Bohdan Borzemsky by showcasing a selection of works that represent the various styles and aspects developed by the artist during his long, impressive, prolific creative career.