Ivan Marchuk contemporary Ukrainian painter

Ivan Stepanovych Marchuk (born May 12, 1936 in Moskalivka) is a contemporary Ukrainian painter.Ivan Marchuk was born in a family of a weaver. He studied applied art in Lviv till 1965. Later he worked in Kyiv. In 1989 he left USSR and lived in the USA, Canada and Australia, where he became renowned. After the September 11, 2001 attacks which he saw, Marchuk returned to Kiev. Not having been valued in the Soviet Union, Marchuk was well accepted in the independent Ukraine obtaining a prestigious T. Shevchenko award in 1997. A museum of Ivan Marchuk is planned to be constructed in Kiev.Wikipedia

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