Yaroslaw Wyznyckyj, 73, artist
HUNTER, N.Y. - Ukrainian artist Yaroslaw Wyznyckyj died here on April 24 at the age of 73.
Mr. Wyznyckyj was born in the village of Voroniaky, Zolochivsky raion, Lviv Oblast of Ukraine in 1927. He came to the United States after World War II as part of the third wave of Ukrainian political émigrés, settling in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mr. Wyznyckyj attended the National Art Academy of Design in New York. He was co-founder and member of the Association of Young Ukrainian Artists in the U.S., an active member of the Association of Ukrainian Artists of America, as well as a member of the Khrestonostsi Plast fraternity.
Many of his oil paintings are of Hunter and the surrounding area. Mr. Wyznyckyj's trips to Ukraine and Nepal also proved to be of seminal importance for his work. A large collection of paintings by the artist is also found at the Xenia Motel in Hunter.
He was a longtime resident of Hunter, where, together with his late wife, Maria, his home was a focal point for art exhibits and social gatherings.
Funeral services were held April 28 at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hunter, with interment at the cemetery in Elka Park, N.Y.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, May 13, 2001, No. 19, Vol. LXIX
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