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The Jacques Hnizdovsky Collection: Supplementary Gift

Title
The Jacques Hnizdovsky Collection: Supplementary Gift, 1816-1994.

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box 5Mixed materialSupervised use Slav. Reserve 09-397 box 5Offsite
box 4Mixed materialSupervised use Slav. Reserve 09-397 box 4Offsite
box 3Mixed materialSupervised use Slav. Reserve 09-397 box 3Offsite
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Description
5 boxes (3.5 linear ft.).
Subject
Biography (note)
  • Jacques Hnizdovsky was born in Ukraine in the Borshchivskyi Region of Ternopil Oblast to direct descendants of a noble family bearing the Korab coat of arms. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Zagreb and produced hundreds of paintings as well as over 300 prints (woodcuts etchings and linocuts) after his move to the United States in 1949. Hnizdovsky's woodcuts frequently depict plants and animals and the primary reason for this in the beginning after his arrival in the United States was the lack of funds to pay for a human model. He was well known in all the botanical gardens in New York where he would find subjects willing to pose for no cost. The artist also designed several stamps and a souvenir sheet for the Ukrainian Plast postal service issued in 1954 and 1961. Hnizdovsky has exhibited widely and his works are in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a large collection of his prints. Jacques Hnizdovsky died in 1985 and is buried at the Lychakivskiy Cemetery in Lviv Ukraine.
Call Number
Slav. Reserve 09-397
OCLC
722384319
Title
The Jacques Hnizdovsky Collection: Supplementary Gift, 1816-1994.
Summary
The Jacques Hnizdovsky collection consists of personal and professional papers and includes clippings and publications with his works.
Biography
Jacques Hnizdovsky was born in Ukraine in the Borshchivskyi Region of Ternopil Oblast to direct descendants of a noble family bearing the Korab coat of arms. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Zagreb and produced hundreds of paintings as well as over 300 prints (woodcuts etchings and linocuts) after his move to the United States in 1949. Hnizdovsky's woodcuts frequently depict plants and animals and the primary reason for this in the beginning after his arrival in the United States was the lack of funds to pay for a human model. He was well known in all the botanical gardens in New York where he would find subjects willing to pose for no cost. The artist also designed several stamps and a souvenir sheet for the Ukrainian Plast postal service issued in 1954 and 1961. Hnizdovsky has exhibited widely and his works are in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a large collection of his prints. Jacques Hnizdovsky died in 1985 and is buried at the Lychakivskiy Cemetery in Lviv Ukraine.
Research Call Number
Slav. Reserve 09-397
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