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Taras H. Shevchenko
Museum & Memorial
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1614 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 1A7
Tel: 416-534-8662
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Immediately following his death, progressive forces began a movement to preserve the memory of Taras Shevchenko. The Russian sculptor M. Mikeshin's sketches for the monument entitled "Russian Millennium" in Novgorod and the one to Bohdan Khmelnytsky in Kyiv, revealed that he was planning to incorporate either the figure of Shevchenko or personages from his poems. However, the tsarist government prevented the realization of this project. Shevchenko's literary friends and admirers made many appeals to the government requesting permission to raise funds for a monument to him. Unfortunately, their attempts were unsuccessful.


Monument to Taras Shevchenko
in Oakville, Canada
Erected on July 1, 1951 -
Stolen December, 2006



Prior 1918, attempts to commemorate Shevchenko were either amateurish or privately sponsored. In 1881 a small bust of him was mounted in Mangyshlak. It existed only until 1920. In 1899 a marble bust by the Russian sculptor V. Beklemeshev, was placed in front of the Women's Sunday School on Khrystya Alchevska's estate in Kharkiv. She was school principal at the time. In 1903 another monument was raised in Sedniv, Chernihiv province, on the estate of Lyzohub (sculptor F. Balavensky). It was destroyed in 1943 during the Second World War.

The people's reverance for Shevchenko is reflected in the numerous monuments to him throughout the cities and villages of Ukraine. Construction was by local craftsmen and the work was funded through public donations. Among the many villages where the statues can still be found are: Kolomyia, Kosiv, Vovchyntsi, Nadiiv in Ivano-Frankivsk province; Lysynychi, Vynnyky, Pustomyty, Dobriany in Lviv province; Loshniv and Dobromyry in Ternopil province; Zavadiv village, near Drohobych.

Following the October Revolution 1917, responsibility for commemorating Shevchenko came under government jurisdiction. In 1918, statues to Shevchenko were erected in Moscow (sculptor S.Volnukhin) and Petrograd, (sculptor Ya. Tilberg). The same year, a temporary monument finance by popular donation was erected in Romny, Sumy province (sculptor I. Kavaleridze). Temporary statued were placed in Kyiv (1919 sculptor F. Balavensky), in Kharkiv (1921 sculptor B. Kratko), in Odesa (1920), in several villages in the Mirhorod region (sculptors unknown); and in Brovary and Kniazhychi, Kyiv province as well as elsewhere. A three-metre granite statue by the amature sculptor A. Panasenko was mounted in the village of Lesky, Cherkassy province and in 1924, a two-metre bust by the amateur sculptor Bulah-Hrypych was mounted in the town of Bohodukhiv, in Kharkiv province. Among the monuments to Shevchenko created by the sculptor K. Tereschenko were the original statue in Kaniv (cast, iron, 1923) and the ons in Shpoli (cement and brick, 1926), in Horodysche (cast iron and granite, 1926), in Kerelivka (1929) and in Moryntsi (1939) , where Shevchenko's parental home was located. The latter to two statues were replaced by those created by the sculptors M. Vronsky and O. Oliynyk, and the architect Zvarov in 1956 and 1957.

In 1925 the Government proclaimed the Taras Shevchenko burrial site and the surrounding lands a state preserve. In 1939 two outstanding monuments to Shevchenko were erected in Kaniv and in Kyiv respectively (sculptor M. Manizer, architect: E. Levinson). The statue created by the sculptor I. Melgunov and erected in Konotop in 1939 was replaced in 1959 (sculptor Ya. Krasnozhon).


In the period following World War II, aproximatelly about 200 monuments to Shevchenko were built in the towns and villages throughout Ukraine. The most notable of these were erected in Dnipropetrovsk (cement, granite, 1949; sculptor Ivan Znoba- replaced in 1959 by a cast-iron statue by sculptors I. and V. Znoba and architect L. Vytvytski; in Mukachevo (reinforced concrete, 1952; sculptors: S. Rykhva and Y. Dzyndra); in Donetsk (bronze, granite, 1954; sculptors M. Vronsky and O. Oliynyk, architect V. Shaparenko); in Sumy (reinforced concrete, 1957; sculptor Y. Krasnozhon); in Yahotyn (1959; sculptor Mykola Malynka); in Lozivka, Ternopil province (limestone, 1961; sculptors: Ya. Chaika, and E. Mysko); and in Korsun-Shevchenkivsky (acrylic resin, 1960; sculptors: M.Vronsky and O. Skoblykov). A significant event in the cultural life of the USSR was the raising in 1964 of the bronze-and-granite monument to Shevchenko in Moscow (sculptors: M. Hrytsiuk, Yu. Synkevych, A. Fuzhenko, architects: A. Snytzarev, Yu. Chekaniuk). Monuments to the bard also stand in Fort Shevchenko on the Mangyshlak peninsula ( cast plaster, 1927; amateur sculptor Atrau), in Ashkhabad (bronze, granite, 1972, sculptor M.G. Lysenko; architects A. Ihnaschenko and A. Akhmetov) and in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The poet's great reknown has spread far beyond the borders ofhis homeland. In 1951 a monument to Shevchenko, Ukraine's generous gift to Ukrainians in Canada, was erected in Oakville, near the city of Toronto (bronze, granite, sculptors: M. Vronsky and O. Oliynyk; architect V. Hnezdilov). The statue was stolen from the Oakville park in December 2006 and only the head of the statue survived. It is located in the Shevchenko Museum in Toronto. Another monument to Shevchenko in Canada was erected in Winnipeg in 1961. Three years later, in 1964, a Shevchenko monument was placed in Washington D.C. In 1979 a bronze-and-granite bust of the poet was mounted in Arrow-Park, near New York City (sculptor V.Borodai, architect A. Ihnaschenko). Sculptor Arhipenko created a statue of Shevchenko that is located in Soyuzivka Resort, Kerhonkson, New York State. In 1971 the first monument to Shevchenko appeared in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina (granite). The bust of Shevchenko, erected in France in 1974, was a present from the city of Kyiv to Chalette-sur-Loing (bronze, granite, sculptor O. Skoblykov; architect O. Malynovsky). Another monument to Taras Shevchenko in France was unveiled in Paris. There are two monuments to Shevchenko in Brazil. One was unveiled in Curitiba in 1967; another one, located in Prudentopolis, was erected in 1989. There are Shevchenko monuments in Italy, Poland and Romania. The most recent monuments to Shevchenko were erected in Tbilisi, Georgia (March 2007) and in Budapest, Hungary (July 2007).
People of all races, nationalities, beliefs and political views see the erection of monuments to Shevchenko as a demonstration of deep respect and love for Ukraine's national genius, and as international recognition of his contribution to world culture. According to the former director of the Shevchenko National Museum in Kyiv, Serhiy Halchenko, there are now over 600 Shevchenko Monuments in the world.



CANADA

Winnipeg, Canada



The bronze statue was created in New York by Andrew Daragan, who was assisted by Roman Kowal of Winnipeg.
The unveiling of the monument on the Legislative Building grounds of Manitoba took place on July 9, 1961 in the presence of a very large mass of people from all parts of Canada and the United States, numbering over 40,000. Witnessing and participating in the ceremony were the highest dignitaries of the federal and provincial governments, the metropolis, the university, the Ukrainian churches and organizations and representatives of several ethnic groups in Canada and the United States.
The Shevchenko monument was unveiled by the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker.

Photo by Andrew Gregorovich


Winnipeg, Canada



The bronze statue was sculptored by Leo Mol. This statue is a small copy of the Shevchenko Monument in Washington, USA.

The statue is located in Leo Mol sculpture garden in Winnipeg.

Photo by Andew Gregorovich




Ottawa, Canada



The central bronze monument shows a young, standing Taras Shevchenko surrounded by artistic creations from his poetry. Taras is in full stature, dressed in a long coat, which was a standard in the era of the poet and writer. In his left hand Shevchenko is holding a palette and three paint brushes.
The figure is looking into the distance. The height of the sculpture is 3 metres, its weight - 630 kilograms. There are three bas-relief figures complementing the composition - Haydamaky (1.2 m, 163 kg), Kateryna with child (1.2 m, 163 kg) and Banduryst (1.2 m., 156 kg). The monument was unveiled on June 26, 2011 on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine in Ottawa.

Sculptor: Leo Mol;
Architect: Derek Crain and Radoslav Zuk;



Quebec City, Canada


On May 31st, 2014, Ukraine’s beloved poet, Taras Shevchenko was exalted in a ceremony to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. The monument was created by the L’viv-born sculptor Oleh Lesiuk and it features a bronze bust, which rests atop a granite pedestal. The monument is a fitting tribute to the poet’s legacy as a celebrated cultural icon whose literary heritage is regarded as forming the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language.

The Shevchenko monument was made possible under the direction of the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec (CCNQ), a body of the Government of Québec. Read more...

Sculptor: Oleh Lesiuk;



Timmins, Canada


 The bronze monument to the poet was unveiled on August 22, 2015, in Timmins Kobzar Park that was officially established in 1981 and dedicated in 1984 to recognize the contributions of pioneer settlers to Canada and the Timmins-Porcupine Gold Camp. The creation and unveiling of the Monument was initiated and accomplished by the Kobzar Park Rejuvenation Committee. Read more...

Sculptor: Tyler Fauvelle;



Toronto, Canada (Taras Shevchenko Museum)


Bronze sculpture of Taras Shevchenko located in the Shevchenko Museum in Toronto.

Sculptor: Ivan Honchar;



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Washington, USA



This 24 ft. high, bronze-granite monument, weighing 45 tons, was unveiled on June 27, 1964 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Sculptor: Leo Mol;
Architect: Radoslav Zuk;

Photo from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:DC-Shevchenko.jpg



New York State, USA



Bronze, granite. The monument was erected in Arrow Park, near New York in 1970.

Sculptor: V. Borodajl;
Architect: A. Ignaschenko;




Kerhonson, New York State, USA


Kerhonkson, NY, USA



Bronze, granite. The monument was erected in U.N.A. resort "Soyuzivka" in Kerhonkson, N.Y. on June 16, 1957.

Sculptor: Alexander Archipenko;

On photo: Alexander Archipenko.




ARGENTINA


Buenos Aires, Argentina



Granite. The monument was erected during the Festival of Ukrainian Culture in Buenos-Aires on December 5, 1971. To the right of the statue is a thirty ton sculpture in granite of Shevchenko's greatest literary work, The Haidamaks. The statue is in Third of February Park, one of the most beautiful in the city, in between Rose Garden and Japanese Garden. There were foreign participants from the United States, Canada, Europe, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil.

Sculptor: Leo Mol;

Photo by Alan Grant, http://www.pbase.com




BRAZIL


Prudentopolis, Brazil



Granite. The monument was erected on the sqare Ukraina, in Prudentopolis, state of Parana, on December 3, 1989.

Sculptor: Leo Mol;

Architects: Myroslav Nitsyva and Yurko Zhonel Nazarenko;

Photo from http://kobzar.info


Curitiba, Brazil



Bronze. The monument was erected on the sqare Ukraina, in the city of Curitiba, on October 29, 1967.

Sculptor: Charles Andre;


Photo and information from Ukrainian Brazilian Central Representation.




HUNGARY



Budapest, Hungary

This 3-metre bronze monument was unveiled on July 12, 2007. The project of the monument was developed by the professor of the Lviv Academy of Arts I. Mykytyuk.



Photo from http://kobzar.info




ITALY



Rome, Italy





Photo by Y. Demianenko, from http://kobzar.info




FRANCE


Paris, France

The monument was unveiled in Michelle Bulevard beside Ukrainian Chirch.




POLAND
Warsaw, Poland



Photo from http://kobzar.info



Bilyi Bir, Poland



The monument was erected in 1991. It was a gift from Ukraine to the Ukrainians of Poland.

Sculptor: Vasyl Borodaj;
Architect: Anatolij Ihnashchenko;

Photo from http://kobzar.info




GREECE
Athenes, Greece

The monument was inaugurated in Athens, Greece in March 2006. The ceremony was dedicated to the 192nd anniversary of Shevchenko's birth.

The event was sponsored by the WDO and the Ukrainian Embassy in Athens. The ceremony was attended by Ukrainian Ambassador to Greece Valeriy Tsybukh, WDO Ukrainian Representation head Valentyna Balabanova, People's Artist of Ukraine, National Taras Shevchenko Prize holder Volodymyr Hryshko, known sculptor Oleh Pinchuk, and renowned gymnast Liliya Podkopayeva.



Photo from http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/




CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague, Czech Republic

The monument was unveiled on Kinski Square in Prague, Czech Republic on March 25, 2009. The event was organized by the civil organization, Ukrainian Initiative in Czech Republic.

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko who has arrived to Prague accompanied with his spouse with an official visit took part in the opening ceremony.


Sculptor: Mykola Znoba;
Architect: Veronica Dirova;

Photo from http://www.irucz.ru/



BULGARIA
Sofia, Bulgaria

The monument was inaugurated on Renascence Square in Sofia, Bulgaria in May 2009.
The monument was created for the donations of Ukrainians that live in Bulgaria, Ukrainian diplomats and Bulgarian citizens.


Author - Kyiv artist Ihor Hrechanyk;


Photo from http://novaxvylya.hmarka.net:80/ua/archive/2009/novyny120b.htm



ROMANIA

Buharest, Romania



The monument was erected in 1952 in the Herestreu Park in Buharest.

Photo by Iryna Moisey. http://kobzar.info



Nehostyna Village, Romania



The monument was erected in front of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in the Village of Nehostyna, in 1993.

Photo by Iryna Moisey. http://kobzar.info




UKRAINE

Kyiv, Ukraine

The monument was erected according to the resolution of the Soviet Supreme Council of Comissars of Ukrainian SSR of April 10, 1935. The monument was erected in the Shevchenko Park across from the Shevchenko State University on March 6, 1939. The height of the statue is 6 metres, and the height of the entire monument is 14 metres. The base is made of pink granite. The statue was cast of bronze in the Leningrad's plant of the art casting. The text reads: "T. H. Shevchenko. 1814-1861" and below is part of his immortal Zapovit.

Sculptor: M. Manizer, Architect: E. Levinson;

Photo by Karel Konrad, www.pbase.com



Kyiv, Ukraine




Photo: Margaret M. Galbraith & Maureen Mckovich Pulignano 2003



Kaniv, Cherkasy Province, Ukraine

Bronze, Granite;

The monument was unveiled in 1939;

Sculptor: M. Manizer, Architect: E. Levinson;


Photo from http://kobzar.info



Kharkiv, Ukraine




The 16.5-metre high monument includes a 5.5 metre bronze statue of Shevchenko on a round pedestal of raw labradorite (leldspar) encircled by various levels of smaller pedestal featuring 16 bronze figures symbolizing Ukrainian history and Taras Shevchenko's poetry. The monument was erected on March 24, 1935.

Bronze, Granite;

Sculptor: M. Manizer, Architect: I. Langbard;




Lutsk, Ukraine




Photo: kobzar.info




Luhansk, Ukraine




The monument is 5-metre bronze figure plus granite post. Erected in May 1998.

Sculptor: Ivan Chumak;

Photo: kobzar.info




Chernivtsi, Ukraine



The monument is located on the central square in Chernivtsi.

Photo from: kobzar.info




Lviv, Ukraine



The monument was erected on August 24, 1992.

Sculptors: V. and A. Suchorski, Architects: Y. Dyba and Y. Kromey;

Photo by Alan Grant, photo from www.pbase.com



Khodoriv, Lviv Province, Ukraine





Photo from www.castles.com.ua


Brody, Lviv Province, Ukraine





Photo from www.castles.com.ua


Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
The monument was destroyed on October 12, 2007 due to the site development.



The monument was originally erected on the high shore of the Dnieper River on Monastyrskiy (then Komsomolskiy) island in 1949. When the development on the island started, the monument was moved to another part of the city, Shevchenko Village in 1961.

Cement, Granite;

Sculptor: Ivan S. Znoba (1903-1990);

Photo by Yuri Fomenko



Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine



The monument was erected in 1961.

Cast-iron, Granite;

Sculptor: Ivan S. Znoba (1903-1990) and Valentyn Znoba (1929-2006),
Architect: L. Vytvytskiy;

Photo by Yuri Fomenko



Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine



The monument was unveiled on August 24, 1992.


Sculptor: Volodymyr Nebozhenko;

Photo by Yuri Fomenko




Dniprodzerzhynsk, Dnipropetrovsk Province, Ukraine


Sculptor: Garnik Hachatryan;


Photo by Victor Kulenko, http://kobzar.info




Donetsk, Ukraine


Bronze, Granite;

The monument was unveiled in front of the Donetsk City Hall and Donetsk District Administration in 1954.

Sculptors: M. Vronsky, O. Oliynyk, Architect: V. Shaparenko;

Photo by Sergij Klymenko, http://serg-klymenko.narod.ru




Dubno, Ukraine







Poltava, Ukraine

Reinforced concrete;

The monument was erected in Petrovskiy Park in 1925;

Sculptor: Ivan Kavaleridze;




Homutets, Poltava Province, Ukraine

Photo by Sergij Klymenko, http://serg-klymenko.narod.ru




Myrhorod, Poltava Province, Ukraine


The monument was erected in 1971;

Photo by Sergij Klymenko, http://serg-klymenko.narod.ru



Cherkasy, Ukraine


Cherkasy

 




Zvenihorod, Cherkasy Region, Ukraine

Photo from http://kobzar.info




Village Shevchenkove, Cherkasy Region, Ukraine


The monument "Taras Travels" was unveiled on the homestead of Taras's parents, Hryhori and Kateryna Shevchenko, in the Shevchenkove village (Kirilivka in the past). The monument was unveiled in 1992.

Sculptor: A. V. Kushch;

Photo: courtesy of Meest Corporation, www.meest.net



Morentsi, Cherkasy Region, Ukraine


Morentsi

Taras Shevchenko Monument in Morentsi, Cherkasy Region



Moysivka Village, Drabiv Region, Cherkasy Province, Ukraine

Moysivka Village


The monument was created by the Kyiv Art and Sculpture Industrial Complex of Ukraine's Art Fund in 1964 in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko's birth. The monument was erected in 1964. The text on the metalic plate reads:
"T.H. Shevchenko, 1814 - 1861.
T.H. Shevchenko visited the village of Moysivka on June 29, 1843.
... And those people and that village,
Where once they greeted me
As they would a brother..."

Reinforced concrete, cemented brick;

Photo by Mykola Komnatnyj



Drabiv, Cherkasy Province, Ukraine

Taras Shevchenko Bust located in the Drabiv Ethnographic Museum.

Reinforced concrete;

Photo by Mykola Komnatnyj



Zolotonoshka Village, Drabiv Region, Cherkasy Province, Ukraine

The Monumet created and erected in 1986.

Reinforced concrete, cemented brick;

Sculptor: Polikarp Orestovych Shvydkyj;

Photo by Mykola Komnatnyj



Shramkivka Village, Drabiv Region, Cherkasy Province, Ukraine

The Monumet was erected in 1964 to celebrate 150th Anniversary of the Taras Shevchenko's birth. The bust is 0.9 meters high. The post's size is 1.3 х 1.5 х 1.6 м.

Reinforced concrete, cemented brick;

Sculptor: Hrabovsky S.I.;


Photo by Mykola Komnatnyj



Kovalivka Village, Drabiv Region, Cherkasy Province, Ukraine


The monument was created by the Kyiv Art and Sculpture Industrial Complex of Ukraine's Art Fund in 1964 in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko's birth. The monument is 4.2 m high. The bust is 0.8 m high. The monument was erected in 1964.

Reinforced concrete;

Photo by Mykola Komnatnyj




Yahotyn, Kyiv Region, Ukraine


The monument was unveiled in 1972, in front of the high school #3.

Sculptor: Ivan Honchar; Architect: Yakiv Kovbasa;

Photo: courtesy of Tatyana McCoy



Chernihiv, Ukraine




Photo by Sergij Klymenko, http://serg-klymenko.narod.ru




Kremenchuk, Ukraine




Photo by kobzar.info



Novohrad-Volynskyi, Zhytomyr Province, Ukraine




Photo by Oleksandr Boron',

http://kobzar.info


Zhytomyr, Ukraine


The monument was erected at the intersection of Shevchenko and Velyka Berdychevska Street in 1979.

Sculptor: B. Karlovskyi, Architect: P. Biryuk;

Photo from http://kobzar.info



Rivne, Ukraine




Photo from http://www.photoukraine.com



Berdychiv, Zhytomyr Province, Ukraine



Photo from http://kobzar.info




Uzhhorod, Ukraine





Photo: Margaret M. Galbraith & Maureen Mckovich Pulignano 2003



Chyhyryn, Ukraine



The monument was unveiled in 1989;

Photo by Sergij Klymenko, http://serg-klymenko.narod.ru



Vinnytsia, Ukraine





Odesa, Ukraine



The monument was unveiled in 1966 in the Taras Shevchenko Park, the most beautiful park of the city.

Sculptors: A. Belostokskyj and Oksana Suprun, Architect: Henrich Topooz;


Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine




Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine

The monument was unveiled on December 8, 2007 in Shevchenko Square in Yalta by Natalka Bunza-Ivanytska, a widow of the late Wasyl Ivanytsky who carried out an international fundraising campaign to place Shevchenko statue in Yalta. Crimean's from Kerch, Theodosia, Alushta, Yalta, Saky, Sevastopol, Bakhchisaray, Simferopol and Evpatoria as well as participants from Kyiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Toronto traveled to the pearl of the Black Sea to witness the unveiling. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Crimea, Anatoliy Hrytsenko, representative of Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Khomenko, Mayor of Yalta, Serhij Brayko, Director of the Shevchenko Foundation in Ukraine, Oryst Kosyk, and other officials.

Sculptor: Leo Mol;


Ternopil, Ukraine

The monument is situated beside regional academic musical-drama theatre of Taras Shevchenko.

Photo by Sergij Klymenko, http://serg-klymenko.narod.ru



Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

The monument was unveiled in Ivano-Frankivsk on May 22, 2011.

Sculptor: Leo Mol;


Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine




Photo by Roman Zakhariy, Germany;
http://kobzar.info



Sniatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine


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Kniazhe Village, Sniatyn Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine


Photo from http://kobzar.info



Tuchapy Village, Sniatyn Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine



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Popelnyky Village, Sniatyn Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine



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Sokolska Hora, Kosiv Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine


The monument was erected in 1990.

Sculptors: Vasyl and Volodymyr Odrekhivski; Architect: K. Malarchuk;

Photo from http://kobzar.info




Serafintsi Village, Horodenka Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine



The monument was erected in 1994.

Sculptors: V. Sivko;

Photo by V. Solodkyi from http://kobzar.info




Yesupil Village, Tysmenytsia Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine



The monument was erected on June 11, 2000. The creation and erection of the monument was financed by Volodymyr Voytsiuk, who lived in Yesupil and worked in the local school as a math/drawing teacher for over 40 years. Now he lives in New York, USA.

Sculptor and architect: V. Dovbeniuk;

Photo by I. Postolovskyi from http://kobzar.info




Nadvirna, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine



The monument was erected in 1994.

Sculptors: V. Hurmak and V. Cherkes;

Photo by R. Kondrat from http://kobzar.info




Bohorodchany, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine



The monument was erected in 1994.

Sculptor: M. Lozynsky;

Photo by R. Kondrat, http://kobzar.info



Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine


The monument was erected in 1997.

Sculptor: Y. Skakun;

Photo by R. Kondrat, http://kobzar.info




Subotiv Village, Halych Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Province, Ukraine

 


The monument was created by local craftsmen in 1924.

Photo by R. Kondrat, http://kobzar.info




Novi Sanzhary, Poltava Province, Ukraine




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Hrebinka, Poltava Province, Ukraine




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Pyriatyn, Poltava Province, Ukraine




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Berezova Rudka, Poltava Region, Ukraine


The monument is located in front of the house of Zakrevski which was visited by Taras Shevchenko three times: in 1843, 1845, and in 1846. The great poet started his poem Caucasus here.

Sculptor: Honoured sculptor of Ukraine V. I. Bilous;

Architect: Honoured architect of Ukraine Y. V. Shyray;

Photo from http://www.kultura.pl.ua/




Karlivka, Poltava Region, Ukraine




Photo from http://www.kultura.pl.ua/





Sumy, Ukraine


The monument is located in the Taras Shevchenko garden.


Photo by Sergij Klymenko, http://serg-klymenko.narod.ru





Romny, Sumy Region, Ukraine




Photo from http://kobzar.info





RUSSIA


First Monument to Taras Shevchenko. Petrograd (St. Petersburg), Russia




The first monument in Russia for Taras Shevchenko was unveiled in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) on December 1, 1918. The creator of the monument was Latvian sculptor Janis Tilberg. The inscription says: "To the great Ukrainian poet-peasant T. G. Shevchenko (1814 - 1861) from the great Russian nation." The plaster monument existed for only eight years due to the deterioration of the material in the open air. It was planned to be replaced by a bronze version which never happened. For descendants it has remained merely in an old photograph taken in Petrograd in 1918.

The opening of the monument to T. Shevchenko.
Photo by F. Bulla;
Photo from the Central State Archives of Cinema,
Phonography and Photograph Documents in St. Petersburg


http://www.300.years.spb.ru/eng/3_spb_3.html?id=58




St. Petersburg, Russia

Monument to Taras Shevchenko in St. Petersburg, Russia


This 3-metre high, bronze monument was donated to the city of St. Petersburg by the Canadian sculptor Leo Mol. The monument was unveiled in Ordinary Garden near "Petrogradskaia" subway station in December 2000.

Photo from http://kobzar.info



Moscow, Russia



Bronze, granite.
Located on a square in front of the Ukraina hotel, this powerful 14-metre monument of Taras Shevchenko was unveiled on June 10, 1964 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Shevchenko's birth.

Sculptors: Mykhaylo Hritsiuk, Yuri Sinkevich, Anatoly Fuzhenko, with help of Ivan Kavaleridze;
Architects: A. Snitzarev, Y. Chekaniuk;

Photo from: www.dorogomilovo.ru



Orsk, Russia



The monument was erected on 17 August, 1959.

Sculptors: L. Pisarevskiy, Architect: M. Habelko;

Photo from: kobzar.info



Samara, Russia



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BELORUS

Minsk, Belorus



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GEORGIA

Monument to Taras Shevchenko in Tbilisi, Georgia

The monument was erected in the centre of Tbilisi on March 2, 2007. Both President of Ukraine Viktor Yuschenko and President of Georgia Mikhail Sakashvili were present on the ceremony. The monument was made by the Kyiv Production Centre Hudozhnyk of the National Artist Union of Ukraine.

Sculptor: Vasyl Chepelyk;






LITHUANIA

Plaque on the house where Taras Shevchenko lived in 1829-1830 in Vilnus, Lithuania.


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KAZAKHSTAN

Almaty, Kazakhstan




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Mangyshlak, Kazakhstan

plaster cast, 1927;

Sculptor-amateur Atrau;

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MOLDOVA

Tiraspol, Moldova




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Kam'ianka, Moldova

This monument was erected on August 27, 2008 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the town of Kam'ianka. The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Moldova, Serhiy Pirozhkov, the Head of the Taras Shevchenko Society of Ukrainian Culture in Prydnistrovia, Mykola Stasyshen, the Head of the town administration, Volodymyr Karaush, and others. The Ukrainian Government financed the creation of the monument.

Author of the monument: Mykola Stasyshen.
Sculptors: Vasyl Feshchenko and Vitali Rozhyk.


Photo courtesy of the Taras Shevchenko Society of Ukrainian Culture in Kam'ianka, Prydnistrovia


UZBEKISTAN

Tashkent, Uzbekistan



 




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