Grigoriy Sokirinskiy

ARTIST/WATERCOLORIST

Grygori Sokyrynskyi (1900 – 1974), watercolorist, was the one who brought the expansion to the watercolor media during the period between 1950 and 1970s. He studied in Kaminets-Podilskyi Art and Industry School (1918-1920), Ukrainian Fine Art Academy (1920) and Kiev Art Institute (1923-1929).

Grygori Sokyrynskyi is a lyrical landscape master who developed his own repertoire of favorite themes and natural motives. The most numerous among those are Ukrainian landscapes and views of the Crimean southern

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Grygori Sokyrynskyi (1900 – 1974), watercolorist, was the one who brought the expansion to the watercolor media during the period between 1950 and 1970s. He studied in Kaminets-Podilskyi Art and Industry School (1918-1920), Ukrainian Fine Art Academy (1920) and Kiev Art Institute (1923-1929).

Grygori Sokyrynskyi is a lyrical landscape master who developed his own repertoire of favorite themes and natural motives. The most numerous among those are Ukrainian landscapes and views of the Crimean southern shore. Separate series are constituted by the rural works which were made during creative trips to the Baltic States and Soviet Central Asia.With wide brush strokes and colorful translucid spots he conveys atmosphere of the chosen motif. His pictures are touchstone of classic watercolor technique — transparent and clear.

Grygori Sokyrynskyi was destined to be born during hard times: he has witnessed a number of wars, violent social transformations and ideological repressions. But even in the circumstances colored with censure and many limitations, the artist found a way to express himself; moreover, he still enjoys the attention of the people, 40 years after his death.

Exhibitions | selected

2017 – Due Exhibition “Two Souls One Homeland”, N2N Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2016 – Solo Exhiition “Watercoloursby G. Sokyrynskiy”, N2N Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012 – Solo Exhibition “Enchanted by Light”, KalitaArtClub Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2011 – Gold Fund of the Ukrainian Watercolor, Center of Contemporary Art “M 17” (from the collection of the Exhibition Directorate of NUAU), Kiev, Ukraine
2006 – Watercolors by G. Sokirinskiy, National Center of Folk Culture “Ivan Gonchar’s Museum”, Kiev, Ukraine
2002 – Solo Exhibition of works by G. Sokirinskiy, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
1983 – Solo Exhibition “Watercolors by G. Sokirinskiy”, Artist Union of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
1974 – Republican Art Exhibition dedicated to 30th anniversary of the Liberation of Ukraine from the fascist invaders, Kiev, Ukraine
1972 – Republican Art Exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
1970 – Republican Art Exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
1967 – Solo Exhibition of works by G. Sokirinskiy, Kiev, Ukraine
1964 – Group Exhibition dedicated to 150thanniversary
1961 – 3rd All-Union Exhibition of Works by Marine Painters, Moscow, Russia
1957 – Republican Art Exhibition dedicated to 40th anniversary of The Great October Socialist Revolution, Kiev, Ukraine
1955 – Republican Exhibition of Works by Marine Painters, Kiev, Ukraine
1955 – 2nd All-Union Exhibition of Works by Marine Painters, Moscow, Russia
1954 – Exhibition “Fine Arts of USSR”, Kiev, Ukraine
1954 – All-Union Exhibition of Works by Marine Painters of USSR, Moscow, Russia
1953 – XV Republican Fine Arts Exhibition USSR, Kiev, Ukraine
1952 – Exhibition of works by Ukrainian Soviet artists, Lvov, Ukraine
1952 – Exhibition of works by Ukrainian Soviet artists, Donetsk, Ukraine
1951 – Fine Arts Exhibition of Ukraine dedicated to Decade of Ukrainian Literature and Arts, Moscow, Russia
1948 – X Ukrainian Art Exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
1947 – IX Ukrainian Art Exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
1945 – IIX Ukrainian Art Exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
1944 – Solo Exhibition “Watercolors byG. Sokirinskiy”, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan
1943 – Group Exhibition “Fine Arts of Turkmenistan SSR, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan
1942 – Group Exhibition “Turkmenistan the Days of the Great Patriotic War”, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan
1941 – 3rd Artworks Exhibition of Kiev Artists, Kiev, Ukraine
1937 – Fine Art Exhibition “Blooming Socialist Ukraine”, Kiev, Ukraine

Public Collections

National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
National Center of Folk Culture,“Ivan Gonchar’s Museum”, Kiev, Ukraine
Dnepropetrovsk Art Museum, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Transcarpathian Art Museum named after Y.Bokshay, Uzhgorod, Ukraine
Zaporozhye Regional Museum of Local Lore, Zaporozhye, Ukraine
Museum of Art of Kiev City, Kiev, Ukraine
Odessa Art Museum, Odessa, Ukraine
Poltava Art Museum named after N. Yaroshenko, Poltava, Ukraine
Simferopol Art Museum, Simferopol, Crimea
Sumy Art Museum named after N. Onatskiy, Sumy, Ukraine
Feodosia Art Gallery named after Aivazovsky, Feodosia, Crimea
Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

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