People’s artist of Ukraine, Shevchenko Prize winner Yuri Hertz passed away on September 15.
Yuri Hertz was born February 27, 1931 in the village of Lokhovo, Mukachevo district, Transcarpathian region.
In 1955 he graduated from the painting department of Uzhgorod College of Applied Arts. His teachers were J. Bokshay, A. Erdelyi, F. Manaylo. He was a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1969. Winner of the National Taras Shevchenko Prize of Ukraine in 1994. Honored Artist of Ukraine (1990). People’s Artist of Ukraine (2003).
Yuri Hertz belongs to the second wave of artists of the Transcarpathian school of painting. He has the original style of painting, which is virtually impossible to forge.
uzhgorod.in expresses condolences to the families and relatives of the deceased, sincerely mourns together with the fans of the master.
Source: Zakarpattya online