Yuliy Chapoval (1919-1951) was a Ukrainian painter-emigrant. Since 1924 he lived in Paris where studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.
He worked in Marseilles in the school École des Beaux-Arts, and after that – in Toulouse (since 1939). In 1947 he returned to Paris, where he opened his first personal exhibition in Galerie Jeanne Bucher that represented him as one of the most distinguished artists of the new École de Paris. Together with the group of avant-garde artists Les Mains Éblouies he had an exhibition in Galerie Maeght in Paris where he received Kandinsky prize (1949). His works were also exhibited in large galleries – Galerie Denise René and Galerie Henri Bénézit. The artist was entrusted to create three big murals for École Langevin in Suresnes (1951). Soon after completing this work he was found dead in his studio. There was organized a retrospective show of the artist’s works of art in Paris in the Museum of Modern Art (1965) and in the Modern Art Centre in Villeneuve-d’Asq. His works of art can be found in these museums as well as in the Fine Arts Museum of Nantes.
|Landscape with houses, 1944
Oil on canvas; 50 х 61 cm