Mychailo MOROZ 1904 — 1992
Михайло МОРОЗ • Михаил МОРОЗ
Mychailo Moroz (Mykhaylo Moroz) was born in 1904 in Plichov village, Ternopil Province, Ukraine. He began his art education in the Art School of Oleksa Novakivsky in Lviv. After graduating from that school in 1927 he received, from Metropolitan Sheptycky, scholarship for further art studies and in 1928 went to Paris. In 1930 Moroz returned from Paris to Lviv and took active part in artistic life of the city. He painted portraits and landscapes. For the study of landscape Moroz often traveled to Kosmach in Carpathian Mountains, place known for the native dresses. After the World War II Moroz lived in displaced persons camp in Germany. All the time he painted and exhibited his works in local exhibitions. In 1949 Moroz came to the USA and settled in New York. Between the years of 1959-1963 he held five one person exhibitions in the gallery Panoras in New York. In 1964 he held a solo exhibition in Toronto, Canada. During his stay in Italy in 1973-1974 he painted portraits of Metropolitan Andreas Sheptycky and Joseph Slipyj. Moroz was an active member of the Ukrainian Artists Association in the USA and exhibited his works at the annual salons of the Association. In 1980 Moroz was elected to become a member of Italian Academy of Art and awarded a gold medal. Moroz worked with oil. He is known for his landscapes, very strong in color. Moroz died in 1992 in Staten Island, New York.