This landscape was created during Vasyl H. Krychevsky stay in Krynycia (today’s Poland – Krynica–Zdrój). Acquired from Vasyl Linde Krychevsky, great-son of Vasyl H. Krychevsky. Numbered on the back #VHK PSV008, titled in pencil on the back by Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky in Ukrainian, handwriting in Spanish on the back by Halyna Krychevsky Linde, daughter of the artist and handwriting by grand-daughter of the artist Oksana Linde de Ochoa.
Acquired from Vasyl Linde Krychevsky, great-son of Vasyl H. Krychevsky. Numbered on the back #48, handwriting in Spanish on the back by Halyna Krychevsky Linde, daughter of the artist.
Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky was born in 1872 in Lebedyn, Kharkiv region. Outstanding art scholar, architect, painter, graphic artist, set designer, and a master of applied and decorative art; brother of another well known Ukrainian artist Fedir Krychevsky. Vasyl H. Krychevsky received formal education at Kharkiv University. He developed great interest in Ukrainian folklore and art history. The artist was a founder and the first president of the Ukrainian State Academy of Arts established in 1917. After the World War II Vasyl H. Krychevsky lived briefly in Paris before immigrating in 1947 to Venezuela. Vasyl H. Krychevsky’s paintings were influenced by French impressionism and Ukrainian (and specifically Slobozhanshyna region) folk ornaments and culture. Vasyl H. Krychevsky is one of the founders of modern Ukrainian book design. At Mykhailo Hrushevsky`s request he designed the state coat of arms of the Ukrainian National Republic incorporating Tryzub (Trident) as well as a number of bank notes. Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky died in 1952 in Caracas, Venezuela.