Fedor Manailo (1910-1978) was born in Ivanovtsy, Zakarpattia Oblast. He was a member of Union of Artists of the USSR and since 1977 - a People’s Artist of the USSR.
The artist graduated from the Art and Technical School in Prague in 1934. F. Manailo was a distinctive painter with his own original artistic style. In his works he applied the achievements of the newest tendencies of the European art – from expressionism to surrealism. He lived and worked in Uzhhorod.