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Ukrainian Art – Displaced Persons (DP) Publishing

Volodari Ukrainy kniazhoi doby. English title: Ukrainian Rulers of Prince Period (862–1264).

Munich: Vydavnytstvo "Sviatozar", [1947]. Octavo (23.5 × 17 cm). Original printed gray card stock; 9 color plates mounted to card stock. Good or better; wrappers torn along spine; old tape repair to lower half of spine; contents about very good.

Posthumous publication of nine historical illustrations by Diadyniuk (1900–1944), a Ukrainian graphic designer and artist who studied in Lviv under Oleksa Novakivs'kyi and became known for his interest in sacral art and the "Ukraino-Byzantine" style. The paintings reproduced here were among his most important cycle of work, created in 1931–32, a series of portraits of Ukrainian princes and hetmans of the Princely Era of Ukraine, or the time from the creation of Kyivan Rus' ca. 880 until 1240, when the Mongols invaded Rus'. The work combined Byzantine and Baroque influences with hints of Art Deco.

The book was published by Ukrainian Displaced Persons (DPs) in post-war Germany near Munich. "Copyright: by Leo Jatzkewytsch. Authorized: by D.P. Transient and Information Center Team 108, 21. 8. 1947, Berchtesgaden, Munich."

As of October 2023, KVK, OCLC show eleven copies in North America.

Book ID: 52256

Price: $450.00