PRAKHOVA OLEKSANDRA, born on 13 may 1950, Kyiv – died on May 20, 2011, Kyiv – Ukrainian graphic artist. She stems from the well-known family of the Prakhovs that had a huge impact on the development of ukrainian culture and the Kyiv art community of the late ХІХ century and early ХХ century. In 2018, one of the central streets of Kyiv was named “Prakhovs family”. In 2001, she entered the Republican Art School named after T.H. Shevchenko, which she graduated in 1969. In 1975, she graduated from the Kyiv State Art Institute (now National Academy of Visual Arts and Archtecture), teachers: Vasyl Kasiian and Vasyl Chebanik. The artist actively collaborated with the publishing houses “Veselka”, “Molod”, the journal “Barvinok”. Since 1983 –  member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Since 1980, she became known as a calligrapher and master of colour lithography and silk-screen printing. 1979-1987, she worked as a teacher in the children’s studio “Ocean”, Narva, Estonia. In 1995, she held a master class in Heitz, Hungary, and in 1998 – at the British International School. In 1998-2004, she was the art director of the gallery “University” at the Kyiv state University named after Taras Shevchenko. During that period, she carried out more than 70 art projects. The works are stored in the collections of the National art museum of Ukraine, Museum of modern art of Ukraine, MC of Ukraine, Directorate of art exhibitions NUAU, Museum of modern art (Kaliningrad, Russia), Museum of contemporary nonconformist art in exile (Paris, France), Ludwig Museum (Cologne, Germany), Museum of women’s art (National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA), galleries and corporate collections in Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany, Japan and USA.



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