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Mirtala Art Collection

Myrtala Pylypenko’s art is universal because it combines the spiritual experiences of man and humanity, the material and the sacred, the real and the invisible world. Her artistic language is accessible and understandable to people regardless of which continent they inhabit. The artist was born in Kharkiv, but spent most of her life in the United States. The first exhibition of her works in Ukraine took place in 1991 and since then Mirtala has been involved in Ukrainian cultural and artistic life. In 2011, she donated a collection of 16 of her works to the National University of Ostroh Academy. These are sculptures created by Mirtala in the 1960s and early 2000s. Taken as a whole, the collection is perceived as a conversation that the author is having with us through her works.

Volodymyr Ovsiichuk Art Collection

The National University of Ostroh Academy houses and exhibits a collection of paintings by the famous scientist, art historian, and artist Volodymyr Ovsiichuk. In the scientific world, he is known primarily as a scientist, teacher, and art theorist. Very little is known about his work as an artist, because Volodymyr Antonovych did not advertise his passion for painting. Ovsiichuk personally donated a collection of 77 of his own paintings to the National University of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts in 2015. With the appearance of the collection at the university, his work became known to the general public. The online gallery of V. Ovsiichuk’s works allows the general public to get acquainted with his work as a painter and master of color for the first time.

Petro Kapshuchenko Art Collection

The sculptor Petro Kapshuchenko was born in the Dnipro region, but was forced to leave Ukraine in the 1940s. He spent most of his life in Argentina and the United States (Philadelphia), where he was highly recognized by his colleagues, art historians, critics, and art lovers. During his difficult but creative life, he created more than seven thousand sculptures. His work became known in Ukraine only after 1991. The collection of sculptures by P. Kapshuchenko at the National University of Ostroh Academy includes 15 works by the master and was formed thanks to patrons: Bronislava Skorupska, John Bruce Schmidt, Oleksandr Mykhaliuk, and Raisa Mayevska. The master’s works are impressive, the viewer can easily feel the character, accurately read the emotions and mood of the characters.

The gallery was prepared within the framework of the project Digitalization of Art Collections of the Museum of History of the National University of Ostroh Academy
with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.