Anton Manastyrsky – Ukrainian painter.
|Pictorial Post card
|Anton Ivanovich Manastyrsky (1878-1969) was born in the village of Zavalov, in the family of a postal official. From childhood, he was brought up in an atmosphere of spirituality and love for national culture, especially for folk song. He studied at the Lviv Art and Industrial School, and then at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.
The generous and multifaceted talent of the Manastyrsky manifested itself in many genres – landscape, portrait, illustration and historical painting. In 1900, his first exhibition was held, organized by the “Partnership for the Development of Russian Art” – a society of Ukrainian intelligentsia that promoted nationality in the visual arts.
The native Carpathian region with its wooded gentle mountains and small but stormy waterfalls, flowering meadows and poor hutsul houses is the artist’s main theme in the 1910s – 1920s, an inexhaustible source of his creative inspiration. Everyday life and work of the peasants, their poverty, soft humor and cheerfulness were the main content of the genre painting of Manastyrsky. His best works are Lirnik, Two Friends, Sexton and others full of deep respect for the inner world of ordinary people.
|5.8X4.1 inches (15X10.5 cm)
|State Publishing House „Mystetstvo“, Kiev, 1955