October 7, 2016 an art and cultural event was held by O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial
Museum. The event was dedicated to Artist Day and took place in the art studio of
Kirovohrad sculptor, member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, laureate of
Regional Award in fine arts and study of art named after Olexander Osmerkin in nomination
“national tradition” V.Frenchko, which is situated on Dvortsova Str.
A presentation of a catalogue “In language of plastics. Viktor Frenchko on
life and art” prepared by the museum within the framework of an art project of the
series of art exhibitions “In the artist’s studio” was an important part of the
event. The art project is aimedpopularization of work of Kirovohrad artists and implies
organization of personal exhibitions and publishing of catalogues with articles about
artists, their reflections on fine art and their personal studios, with reproductions of
works which brightly reflect their creative search.
An exhibition of author’s photo installations from the series “In
sculptor’s studio” of a famous Kirovohrad photographer, member of the National Union
of journalists of Ukraine O.Shuleshko was opened during the event. O.Shuleshko was one of
the initiators of this art event. Exposition was located not only in the sculptor’s
studio, but also in the courtyard, creating one exhibition complex.
Frenchko Viktor Vasyliovtch was born on August 6, 1949 in
the village of Pidzamochok, Buchatskii district, Ternopil region. member of the National
Union of artists of Ukraine (2012),sculptor. Laureate of Regional Award in fine arts and
study of art named after OlexanderOsmerkin in nomination “national tradition” (2009).
In 1946 finished Buchatska children’s art school. In 1964-1967 was studying at Sculpture
Department of Kyiv State Art School named after T.Shevchenko, then entered Sculpture
Department of Kyiv State Art Institute (now National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture)
to the studio of People’s Artist of the USSR, academician of Academy of Art of the USSR
M.Lysenko. Received Institute diploma with honors in 1973. Was referred o Kirovohrad
art-industrial complex of Art fund of Ukraine. Since then lives and works in Kirovohrad
(now Kropyvnytskii), where created a lot of works in different genres – sculptural
compositions, busts, monuments, memorial signs, memorial plaques.
Monuments “Memorial to workers of ChervonaZirka, who died at the fronts of
Great Patriotic War” and “First tram of Elisavethrad” in Kropyvnytskii, “Cossack-defender”
in the village of Torhovytsia, Novoarlhanhelsk district, stele “Nadia
Tobilevych-terkovska” in State reserve-museum of I,Tobilevych (karpenko-Karyi) “Khutir
Nadiia”, bust of a writer and fighter for Independence of Ukraine Evhen Malaniuk in
Novoarkhanhelsk and academician KostiantynaSkriabina in Novomyrhorod, memorial plaques in
Kropyvnytskii: to historical figures of mayor OleksanderPashutin and doctor
SamuilVaisenberh, and also contemporaries – painters Borysvintenko and Yurii Lutskevych,
musicians Heinrich Neuhaus and Yulii Meitus, actor Valerii Deinekin, poet Velerii
Honcharenko, journalist Vitalii Tsypin – is an incomplete list of created by the
sculptor V.Frenchko by his own and in co-authorship.
Participant of regional, republican and all-Ukrainian art exhibitions. Works
are kept in Kirovohrad Regional Art Museum, O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum, private
collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Artists, architects, art historians, journalists, photographers and
worshipers of fine art came to the sculptor’s studio.