Culture Famous Artists from Ukraine

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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.
Kazimir Malevich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Self Portrait, Lady on a Tram Station, Painterly Realism. Boy with Knapsack - Color Masses in the Fourth Dimension
Kazimir Severinovich Malevich was a Polish-Russian painter and art theoretician. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement.
Ivan Aivazovsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
The Landing at SubashI, The Battle of Chesma, The Ninth Wave
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was an Russian Empire Romantic painter. He is considered one of the greatest marine artists in history. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, Aivazovsky was born into ...more
Maria Prymachenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Maria Prymachenko Rat on a Journey, Lion, Vania and Katia
Ukranian Naif Painter, subject of centenary exhibitions in 2009.
Cassandre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Cassandre, pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron was a Ukrainian-French painter, commercial poster artist, and typeface designer.
Peter Weibel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Peter Weibel is an Austrian artist, curator and theoretician.
Ihor Podolchak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Ihor Podolchak is a Ukrainian filmmaker and visual artist. He is a co-founder of the creative association Masoch Fund. Ihor Podolchak was voted as one of the 10 most prominent Ukrainian ...more
Kseniya Simonova is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Kseniya Simonova
Kseniya Simonova is the 2009 winner of the TV contest Ukraine’s Got Talent, which is part of the Got Talent series. She is a performance artist in sand animation and a philanthropist.
Yelena Yemchuk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Yelena Yemchuk is a professional photographer, painter and film director, best known for her work with The Smashing Pumpkins. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when ...more
Vasyl Krychevsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
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
Vladimir Borovikovsky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Vladimir Borovikovsky
Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky was a Russian painter of Ukrainian origin who dominated Russian portraiture at the turn of the 19th century.
Ivan Soshenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Ivan Soshenko
Ivan Maksymovych Soshenko was a Ukrainian painter. Soshenko studied at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1834–8, then taught painting in gymnasiums in Nizhyn from 1839–46, Nemyriv from ...more
Marina Skugareva is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Marina Skugareva
Marina Skugareva is a Ukrainian painter. She is one of the representatives of "a new Ukrainian wave" in contemporary art.
Mykola Shmatko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Mykola Shmatko
Mykola Havrylovych Shmatko is a contemporary Ukrainian sculptor, painter. He was born in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. He became a sculptor at the age of 33, after being a firefighter. He works ...more
Alexander Sirota is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Alexander Sirota; — Ukrainian photographer, journalist, filmmaker. He writes in Russian and Ukrainian languages. As a former inhabitant of city Pripyat and an eye-witness and victim of the 1986 ...more
Alexandr Guristyuk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Alexandr Guristyuk is a Ukrainian painter.
Sergei Sviatchenko is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Sergei Sviatchenko
Sergei Sviatchenko is a Ukrainian-born artist who lives in Denmark since 1990. Sviatchenko graduated from Kharkov School of Architecture in Kharkov in 1975, and in 1986 he studied a Ph. D. at ...more
Sasha Putrya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Sasha Putrya
Sasha Putrya was a Ukrainian artist who became notable through painting thousands of artworks, before dying at the age of 11 from leukemia.
Mark Khaisman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Mark Khaisman
Mark Khaisman is a Ukrainian visual artist. He creates his works by applying layers of translucent packing tape on clear Plexiglas panels, because he views tape as the most direct way of ...more
Volodymyr Harbuz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
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 ...more
Ivan Marchuk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Ivan Marchuk
Ivan Stepanovych Marchuk is a contemporary Ukrainian painter. He was recently listed among the 100 living geniuses. Marchuk invented a unique way of painting his pictures, which he calls ...more
Borys Buryak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Borys Buryak
Borys Buryak is a Ukrainian painter. His works depict Ukrainian landscapes and urban views, or draw on the traditions of Ukrainian iconography. Buryak graduated from the Ivan Trush College of ...more
Katerina Omelchuk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Katerina Vladimirovna Omelchuk, is a Ukrainian painter and a member of The National Painters Union of Ukraine. She paints landscape, still life, portrait, as well as in the style of figurative ...more
Viktor Kryzhanovsky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Ukraine
Viktor Kryzhanovsky
Victor Krizhanivsky . In 1982 he graduated from Kiev State Institute of Arts. Now he is a lecturer of the Department of Drawing art of National Academy of Arts and Architecture, member of the ...more