Shevchenko State Art School
|Taras Shevchenko State Art School
Державна художня середня школа ім. Тараса Шевченка
|4 Zhambyla Zhabajeva St
|Established||12 June 1937|
Taras Shevchenko State Art School (Ukrainian: Державна художня середня школа імені Тараса Шевченка) is a selective high school (5th through 12th grade) specializing in fine arts (painting, sculpture and architecture), in Kiev, Ukraine. The school is part of the complex that also includes schools of ballet and music. It is located adjoining a historic park overlooking the Southern end of Babi Yar.
The school was established on August 12, 1937, and was originally located at 2 Volodymyrska Street, Kiev (now the National Museum of the History of Ukraine). The first pupil graduated in 1940. Due to the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, all the pupils and the directors of the school were conscripted into the Soviet Army and sent to the Eastern Front.
There are many notable artists among its graduates.
- "Історична довідка ("Historical facts")" (in Ukrainian). Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- Schools website (Ukrainian)
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