Volodymyr Mykyta

Academician of the NAA of Ukraine


Volodymyr Mykyta

    born in 1931


    Academician of the NAA of Ukraine (2004)

    Laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (2005)

    People's Artist of the USSR (1991)

    Laureate of the Regional Y. Bokshay - A. Erdeli Prize (1995)

Volodymyr Mykyta is known, first and foremost, as a talented author of thematic paintings. In his works, he mainly depicts the life of the Carpathian village, the arduous life of the highlanders, their work, colourful festivities, and nature.
The painter knows how to bring a special significance to the everyday affairs of his characters, to convey a kind of poetry of his native land by artistic means. The artist always strives for a clear constructiveness, logical composition, breadth and lightness of transparent painting, full of expressive artistic expression. He works extensively and fruitfully in the field of portraiture.
The images created by the artist, as a rule, are sharply characteristic, they skillfully convey the complex nuances of the inner state of the portrait subjects. In recent years, the artist has paid considerable attention to the landscape and still life, where he embodies his worldview and reflections on the meaning of life.
He was awarded the Order of Yaroslav the Wise, V degree (2006), the Gold Medal of the AUC (2005), the Medal for Valiant Labour (1970), and a Certificate of Honour from the Central Committee of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine (1966).