Pictures of Joseph Bokshay are exhibited in Lviv

31 August 2012 12:06  29919853 020363

Lviv National Museum named after A. Sheptytsky holds an exhibition of works by famous Ukrainian XX century painter Joseph Bokshay. Works, included in the exhibition, have been brought from two Transcarpathian state museums and private collections.

This was announced at the opening ceremony by the director of the Lviv National Museum Igor Kozhan - infroms ZIK.

Works of Joseph Bokshay are exhibited in Lviv for the first time.    
The presentation was attended by People's Artist of Ukraine Volodymyr Mykyta, head of Domestic Policy Administration of LRSA Igor Dashko, head of the Transcarpathian regional organization of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine Borys Kuzma, head of the Lviv regional organization of the National Union of Artists Oleg Mykyta. Also the opening ceremony was attended by the grandson of the painter, Francisco Erfan.
As Igor Kozhan noted, the exhibition of the works of Joseph Bokshay is valuable for the city, since the artist for a long time lived and worked in Lviv. He worked in Lviv Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts (now the Academy of Fine Arts), where he passed the knowledge and skills to young talents. Many of his students became famous artists, Shevchenko Prize winners.
The exhibition presents genre paintings, landscapes, portraits and still lifes. Important role in the work of the artist plays sacred art.
"Bokshay painting hosts the sun and heat. Each viewer can draw positive energy from it, receive aesthetic and moral satisfaction," - said Francisco Erfan.
Boris Kuzma presented to Igor Kozhan the book "Painters of Transcarpathia", which will be included to the artistic fund of the museum.

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