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Sculpture kobzar

Paphos, Paphos - Kato Paphos
Posted: 02.09.2023 12:07 Ad ID: 4343947
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Sculpture Kobzar dedicated to the famous Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. The unique work of the Honored Master of Folk Art of the Ukrainian SSR, the most famous Soviet and Ukrainian potter, the oldest potter of the Poltava region Mikhail Yegorovich Kitrish.

Kitrish Mikhail Yegorovich - Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (1971). Honored Master of Folk Art of the Ukrainian SSR (1985). Laureate of the National Prize of Ukraine named after T. Shevchenko (1999). Member of the National Union of Masters of Folk Art of Ukraine since 1998.

The sculpture is made entirely by hand by the famous master of majolica, glazed ceramics.

The sculpture is in excellent collectible condition. No cracks, chips, signs of restoration. Slight wear on the glaze on the back of the work.

The work is completely complete!

Height 23 cm, width 16 cm.

At the bottom of the work with a cutter in the dough is the author's mark of the master.

The work was done in the 1970s. USSR.

Kitrish Mikhail Yegorovich was born on October 21, 1936, in the urban-type settlement of Opishnia, Poltava region, in the family of a potter: father Egor and grandfather Vasily were local craftsmen. He became interested in modeling at the age of 12, when he fell seriously ill and was bedridden. He began to sculpt whistles, at work he forgot about his illness.

He studied pottery with Iosif Stepanovich Marekhi, where he mastered the production technology, the technique of engobe, glazing, and drawing to perfection. He worked in the field of sculpture, arts and crafts (ceramics). Production of traditional household items, dishes in the form of lions, bulls, rams and goats, supplementing the long-standing traditions of plastic art with decoration techniques.

The artist's products are marked by the beauty of the silhouette, the plastic perfection of the stucco decoration (vegetative motifs predominate), and the sonority of flowers. He also created jugs, pots, vases, bowls, coffee and tea sets, candlesticks. I used colored clay and watering dark brown, blue, green.

Since 1963, he began working at the Artistic Ceramics factory (Oposhnya, 1955-1996) as a master of decorative sculpture. Participated in exhibitions: regional (since 1962), republican (since 1971), foreign (since 1976). Personal exhibitions - in Poltava (1981, 1996, 2006), in the city of Opishnia (2006).

In 2011, Opishna hosted an exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the birth of the famous potter.

In 2011, by the Decree of the President of Ukraine, a two-year scholarship was awarded to the Honored Master.

Was awarded and awarded:

Honored Master of Folk Art of the Ukrainian SSR (1985);

Daniil Shcherbakovsky Prize (1995);

State Prize of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko in 1999 for the cycles of works of poshnenskaya ceramics;

Hero of Poltava.

The works are kept in the National Museum-Reserve of Ukrainian Pottery (Oposhnya city), the National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Art, the Poltava Museum of Local Lore, the Zaporozhye Art Museum, the Donetsk Art Museum, the Lubninskaya Art Gallery (Poltava Region).

Lived and worked in Poltava.

The sculpture was brought from Ukraine. I'll pass it on in person

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