Fedir Fedorovych MANAILO 1910 — 1978
Федір Федорович МАНАЙЛО • Федор МАНАЙЛО
Fedir Fedorovych Manailo was born in the village of Ivancivci, Transcarpathian region of Ukraine in 1910. He graduated from the Prague Higher Arts and Industrial School in 1934. Manailo worked as easel and monumental painter. His early works are influenced by both expressionism and folk art. Since 1938 he became an active member of the “Society of Pidcarpathian Rus Artists”, an organization led by Bokshai and Erdeli. Fedir Manailo taught at the Uzhhorod Professional Art School in 1937-1945 and later at the Uzhhorod College of Applied Arts in 1945-1955. The artist’s health required climate change. In 1962 Manailo traveled to Crimea, where more then 50 Crimean landscapes were created. Manailo became the National Artist of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1977. He died in Uzhhorod in 1978. A Memorial Museum dedicated to works by Manailo was opened in Uzhhorod in 1981.