Olga GURSKI 1902 — 1975
Ольга ГУРСЬКА • Ольга ГУРСКАЯ
Olga Gurski (Gursky, Gursky-Kriukow) was born in Kyiv in 1902. Olga Gurski traces her descent from an old Ukrainian, formerly Polish, and before that Czech nobility of the 13th century of the Sternberg coat of arms. Gurski graduated from Kyiv Art Institute in 1929. In 1944 the artist moved to Austria where her paintings were highly praised by art critics during the exhibitions in Gmunden, Salzburg, and Linz soon after World War II. In 1948,
she emigrated to Argentina and became a citizen of that country. Exhibitions of her paintings were held almost every year in Buenos Aires and in Mar del Plata (upon a special invitation of the Argentinian Government) as well as in Ukrainian art salons in USA and Canada. Colored plates of some of her flower canvases illustrated the Argentine women’s magazine “Para ti”. Her favorite motifs were still life, landscapes, and portraits. Olga Gurski died in Buenos Aires in 1975.