b. 1931 in Kyiv, Ukraine
Oleksandr Dubovyk graduated from Kyiv Art Institite in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1957. Shortly after, he joined the prestigious Painters’ Union. Between 1959 and 1962, he was a professor at the Kyiv School of Applied Art. Between 1962 and 1965, Dubovyk attended the Arts Academy of the USSR, in Moscow, Russia, and completed his post-graduate studies. Upon the completion of his studies and for the next of two decades, Dubovyk was not able to participate in any official exhibitions in the Soviet Union because his art did not align with the official style of Socialist Realism.
Later in his career, Dubovyk found success and became a leading artist, participating in a large number of regional and foreign exhibitions, and creating a large number of monumental works. He has, as well, published a number of theoretical works. Dubovyk’s work is found in private collections in Austria, Canada, France, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States.
Goauche on paper
16 1/2” x 16 1/2”
Gift of the artist