Andrei Kotska (1911-1987) was born in Uzhhorod. He graduated from Uzhhorod pedagogic seminary (1927-1931). Was a student at Social School of Drawing where his tutors were A. Erdely and I. Boshkai.

After graduating from the seminary he lectured at the Transcarpathian highland villages (Carpathian Ruthenia) and at the same time was concerned with painting. In1933 together with the artist A. Boretskyi he established his first exhibition in Uzhhorod. Then he had personal exhibitions in Uzhhorod (1935), Prague (1937), took part in the exhibition “Slovakia and Carpathian Ruthenia”. Having got a special grant, he continued his studying in Rome at Academy of Art where his tutors was Ferrucio Ferrazzi, and at Academy of Saint Luke (1940-1942). The artist became a People’s Artist of Ukraine in 1982. The expositions in museums of Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov and other cities are enriched with his works of art. 13 of A. Kotska’s works can be found in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. The memorial house and museum of A. Kotska has been working since 1990.

Carpathian landscape
Oil on canvas; 59 х 78 cm