Tetyana Yablonska

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Tetyana Yablonska
Born(1917-02-24)24 February 1917
Died17 June 2005(2005-06-17) (aged 88)
Bread, 1949, on a Soviet postage stamp.

Tetyana Nylivna Yablonska (Ukrainian: Тетяна Ниливна Ябло́нська; 24 February 1917 – 17 June 2005) was a Ukrainian painter.


Tetyana Nylivna Yablonska was born on 24 February 1917 in Smolensk, Russia.[1]

Her early vital pictures were devoted to the work and life of Ukrainian people ("Bread", 1949). She moved to general images of nature, delivering a subtlety of plastic and color rhythms ("Anonymous heights", 1969; "Flax", 1977).

Yablonska was born in Smolensk in the Russian Empire (now in Russia).[1] She studied at the Kyiv State Institute of Art from 1935 to 1941, where she studied under the modernist Ukrainian painter Fedir Krychevsky. She was employed at the institute during 1944–1952 and also 1966–1973.[1] She worked very productively until the very end of her life, reportedly painting her last pastel etude on the very day of her death.

She was elected as a Member of parliament of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialistic Republic (Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, English Supreme Council) in 1951–58, became a member of the Ukrainian Artists' Union in 1944, a member of the board of the USSR Artists' Union in 1963,[citation needed] and a member of the Academy of Art of the USSR in 1975.[1]

Yablonska was awarded the honorary title "Peoples' Artists of the USSR" in 1982, "Artist of Year" (UNESCO) in 1997, "Woman of Year" (International Biography Centre, Cambridge) in 2000. She was the winner of the USSR State Prize (Stalin prize: 1949, 1951 and State Prize: 1979), and winner of the Shevchenko state prize of Ukraine (1998).

She also received the Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1951), the Order of Friendship of Peoples (1977), order Award for merits (1997) and the highest state award of Ukraine – title Hero of Ukraine (2003).

Tetyana Yablonska died in Kyiv on June 17, 2005.[1]

Her students include Mikhail Turovsky.


  1. ^ a b c d e Zelska-Darewych, Daria (2011). "Yablonska, Tetiana". Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Retrieved 12 March 2022.

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