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Vasyl Kasiyan
Василь Касіян
Born Vasyl Kasian
1 January 1896
Mykulyntsi, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, Austria-Hungary
Died 26 June 1976(1976-06-26) (aged 80)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Ukrainian
Occupation Artist, graphic
Awards Shevchenko Prize (1964)

Vasyl Illich Kasiyan (Ukrainian language: Василь Ілліч Касіян

born 1 January 1896 in Mykulyntsi, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, Austria-Hungary – died 26 June 1976 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union) was a Ukrainian painter, graphic, parliamentary, People's Painter of the Soviet Union, academician of the Academy of Arts of the Soviet Union.

A native of Eastern Galicia, he was a World War I veteran. While studying in Academy of Fine Arts, Prague in 1920s, Kasiyan was a student of Czech painter Max Švabinský.


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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Oleksandr Pashchenko
Head of the National society of painters of Ukraine
with second term (1962–1968)
Succeeded by
Oleksiy Shovkunenko
Preceded by
Mykhailo Derehus
Succeeded by
Vasyl Borodai

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