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Famous Artists from Ukraine

List of the most popular artists from Ukraine, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Ukrainian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Ukrainian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list has a variety of artists in it, from Ivan Marchuk to Vladimir Borovikovsky.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Ukraine?" and "Who are the most well-known Ukrainian artists?"

For further information on these historic Ukrainian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Ukrainian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
  • Self Portrait, Lady on a Tram Station

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukraine

    Associated periods or movementsGeometric abstraction, Cubism, Suprematism

    NationalityUkraine, Russian Empire, Soviet Union

    Art FormsPainting

    Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (February 23 [O.S. 11] 1879 – May 15, 1935) was a Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist, whose pioneering work and writing had a profound influence on the  ...more
  • The Landing at SubashI, The Battle of Chesma

    BirthplaceFeodosia, Ukraine

    Associated periods or movementsRomanticism

    NationalityUkraine, Russia, Armenia, Russian Empire

    Art FormsPainting, Drawing

    Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: Ива́н Константи́нович Айвазо́вский; 29 July 1817 – 2 May 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art.  ...more
  • Maria Prymachenko

    Rat on a Journey, Lion

    BirthplaceIvankiv Raion, Ukraine

    Associated periods or movementsNaïve art

    Art FormsPainting

    Maria Pryimachenko (Ukrainian: Примаченко Марія Оксентіївна) (1908–1997) was a Ukrainian village folk art painter, representative of naïve art. The artist was involved with drawing, embroidery and  ...more
  • Cassandre, pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron (24 January 1901 – 17 June 1968) was a French painter, commercial poster artist, and typeface designer.  ...more
  • Peter Weibel (German: [ˈvaɪbəl]; born 5 March 1944 in Odessa, USSR) is an internationally known Austrian post-conceptual artist, curator and new media theoretician. He started out in 1964 as a visual  ...more
  • Ihor Podolchak (Ukrainian: Ігор Подольчак, Polish: Igor Podolczak) (born April 9, 1962) is a Ukrainian filmmaker and visual artist. He is a co-founder of the creative association Masoch Fund.Ihor  ...more
  • Kseniya Simonova

    Kseniya Simonova (Ukrainian: Ксенія Симонова; married name: Kseniya Paskar, Ксенія Паскар) is a Ukrainian sand animation performance artist, alongside additional work as a graphic artist,  ...more
  • Yelena Yemchuk (Ukrainian: Єлена Ємчук, born April 22, 1970) is a Ukrainian professional photographer, painter and film director, best known for her work with The Smashing Pumpkins.  ...more
  • Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky was a Ukrainian painter, architect, art scholar, graphic artist, and master of applied art and decorative art. He was the brother of Ukrainian painter Fedir Krychevsky.  ...more
  • Vladimir Borovikovsky

    Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Луки́ч Боровико́вский, Ukrainian: Володи́мир Лýкич Боровикóвський, Volodýmyr Lúkyč Borovykóvs’kyj) July 24 O.S. (August 4, N.S.) 1757 – April 6 O.S.  ...more
  • Ivan Soshenko

    Ivan Maksymovych Soshenko (Ukrainian: Іван Максимович Сошенко, 2 June 1807 Bohuslav, in the Kiev Governorate of the Russian Empire — 18 July 1876 Korsun) was a Ukrainian painter. Soshenko studied at  ...more
  • Marina Skugareva

    Marina Skugareva (Ukrainian: Марина Вадимівна Скугарєва, born 2 March 1962, in Kiev, Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian painter. She is one of the representatives of "a new Ukrainian wave" in contemporary  ...more
  • Mykola Shmatko

    Nikolay Havrylovych Shmatko (Ukrainian: Николай Гаврилович Шматько) (born 17 August 1943 in Krasnohorivka) is a contemporary Ukrainian sculptor and painter. He was born in the Donetsk region of  ...more
  • Alexander Sirota (Ukrainian: Олександр Юхимович Сирота, Russian: Александр Ефимович Сирота); (born June 7, 1976,) is a Ukrainian photographer, journalist, filmmaker. He writes in Russian and  ...more
  • Alexandr Guristyuk is a Ukrainian painter.  ...more
  • Sergei Sviatchenko

    Sergei Sviatchenko (born 1952) is a collage artist from the Ukraine. He has lived in Denmark since the 1990s. Sviatchenko graduated from Kharkov School of Architecture in Kharkov in 1975, and in 1986  ...more
  • Sasha Putrya

    Sasha Putrya Ukrainian: Саша Путря (December 2, 1977 – January 24, 1989 ) was a Ukrainian artist who became notable through painting thousands of artworks, before dying at the age of 11 from leukemia.  ...more
  • Mark Khaisman

    Mark Khaisman (Ukrainian: Марк Хайсман, born 1958, Kyiv, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian-born visual artist who currently lives and works in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, having relocated to the United States in  ...more
  • Volodymyr Harbuz

    Volodymyr Harbuz is a Ukrainian painter and graphic artist He is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1988, and repeated nominee of the Shevchenko National Prize. His pictorial  ...more
  • Ivan Marchuk

    Ivan Stepanovych Marchuk (Ukrainian: Іван Степанович Марчук) (born May 12, 1936 in Moskalivka, Lanivtsi Raion, Ternopil Oblast) is a contemporary Ukrainian painter. Ivan Marchuk was born in a family  ...more
  • Borys Buryak

    Borys Buryak (born 25 October 1953 in Podvirne, Chernivtsi Oblast, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian painter. His works depict Ukrainian landscapes and urban views, or draw on  ...more
  • Katerina Vladimirovna Omelchuk (Russian: Катерина Владимировна Омельчук, Ukrainian: Катерина Володимирівна Омельчук), (March 17, 1982) is a Ukrainian painter and a member of The National Painters  ...more
  • Viktor Kryzhanovsky

    Viktor Krizhanivskyi (Ukrainian: Віктор Володимирович Крижанівський; May 12, 1950 – July 22, 2016) was a Ukrainian painter and artist. In 1982 Kryzhanivskyi graduated from Kiev State Institute of  ...more