Василь Дмитрович Єрмилов
22 March 1894
|Died||6 January 1968|
|Known for||painting, graphics|
Vasyl Yermylov (Yermilov) (Ukrainian: Василь Дмитрович Єрмилов) (1894–1968) was a Ukrainian painter, avant-garde artist and designer. His genres included cubism, constructivism, and neo-primitivism.
- Vasyl Yermylov was born 22 March 1894 in the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
- In 1910 he studied at the School for Applied Art in Kharkiv, and had lessons in the studio of Eduard Steinberg, having an interest in fresco painting and mosaic work.
- From 1911 to 1912 he was a member of the Golubaya Liliya (Blue Lily) in Kharkiv.
- In 1912 he attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In the same year he met Vladimir Mayakovsky and David Burliuk.
- In 1913 he had training in the studios of Ilya Mashkov and Pyotr Konchalovsky in Moscow.
- In 1913–1914 he was a member of the group Budiak (Weed), Kharkiv.
- In 1914 Yermylov returned to the School for Applied Art (Kharkiv) where he graduated with a Diploma in Decorative Painting.
- In 1918 he founded the group League of Seven, together with the artist Maria Sinyakova. In the same year he had an exhibition with the group League of Seven (Kharkiv).
- In 1919 he founded the Industrial Teacher Workshop (Kharkiv).
- In 1920 Yermylov became head of the Ukrainian Telegraph Agency for Propaganda Purpose (UKROSTA) project.
- In 1920 he became decorator for the agitprop movement Red Ukraine and the Club of the Red Army (Kharkiv).
- In 1922 he was a co-founder of the Technical Art Institute in Kharkiv.
- In 1925 Vasyl Yermylov became the member of the Association of the Revolutionary Art of the Ukraine (ARMU), together with David Burliuk, Vadim Meller, Alexander Bogomazov, Victor Palmov and others.
- In 1928 Yermylov participated in the International Press Exhibition Pressa, Cologne, together with Lissitzky, Meller and Aleksandr Tyshler.
- In 1928–1929 he was the artistic director of the magazine Avantgarde, and also made designs for book covers, illustrations for Ukrainian magazines, and designs for interiors.
- From 1944 to 1947 he was the teacher at the National Art Institute in Kharkiv.
- From 1963 to 1967 Yermylov continued to teach at the National Art Institute (Kharkiv).
- Vasyl Yermylov died 6 January 1968 in Kharkiv.
Other sources have his date of death as 7 January 1968).
- posters and decoration for May Day 1919–1920
- design for the Red Ukraine agit-train 1921
- worked on the design of the Ukrainian stand at the World Exhibition of Graphic Art (Cologne) 1928
- Interior design of Pioneers Palace, Kharkiv 1933-1934
- Interior design of Defence Building, Kiev 1935-1936
Notes and references
- 'Єрмилов', «Словник Художників України» ("Dictionary of Ukrainian Artists"), Головна редакція Української Радянської Енциклопедії — Київ 1973 (in Ukrainian)
- 'Ермилов, Василий Дмитриевич (1894—1968) Энциклопедия «Кругосвет» (in Russian)
- The "Dictionary of Ukrainian Artists" (in Ukrainian) list his date of death as 4 December 1967. See 'Єрмилов', «Словник Художників України», Головна редакція Української Радянської Енциклопедії — Київ 1973 (in Ukrainian)