Vasily Khmeluk (1903-1986) was born in Beryozovka, Vinnitsia Oblast. He studied at the Krakow Art School under V. Yavornitski since 1921.

In 1928 he graduated from the Ukrainian Art School in Prague under S. Mako. Since 1928 the artist lived and worked in Paris where he became one of the kingpins of the art life. His works of art are presented in museums of Lucerne, London and Stockholm. The outstanding collectors were among the admirers of master’s works of art such as A. Vollard, S. Shukin. He published three books of collected poems in Prague (1923-1928). He actively exhibited in well-known European galleries, had his exhibitions in England, Italy and Switzerland (1933-1936). Since 1943 he constantly exhibited in the gallery Durand-Ruel that organized for him exhibitions in Paris, New-York and other cities. He was the author of landscapes, portraits and still lives. His works of art can be found in City of Paris’ Museum of Modern Art, gallery in Oxford University, in museums of London, New-York, Philadelphia, Munich, Toronto, Stockholm, Lucerne and others.

Landscape with ruchem
Oil on cardboard; 37 х 45,5 см