Mykola Pymonenko

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Mykola Kornylovych Pymonenko (Ukrainian: Микола Корнилович Пимоненко), sometimes spelled Nikolai Kornilovich Pimonenko (Russian: Николай Корнилович Пимоненко, Nikolay Kornilovich Pimonenko) (March 9, 1862, Priorka near Kiev, Russian Empire – March 26, 1912, Kiev, Russian Empire) was a Russian-Ukrainian painter. A member of the Imperial Academy of Arts since 1904 and of a progressive Peredvizhniki artistic movement and the turn of the century.

A number of Pimonenko's paintings are, in fact, generalized portraits which are the embodiment of a popular ideal of the working man. The artist also turned to the theme of peasant labour, depicting typical scenes from everyday life against the backdrop of a landscape.

Pymonenko created illustrations for several of Taras Shevchenko's poems. In total, he produced over 700 genre scenes, landscapes, and portraits. Pymonenko also took part in the painting of the murals in Saint Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kiev.[1]


  1. Pymonenko, Mykola at Encyclopedia of Ukraine