(1916 - 2001)
Olexa Bulavitsky was active/lived in Minnesota / Ukraine. Olexa Bulavitsky is known for fine-art painting, woodwork, set design, and opera backdrop painting.
Biography Olexa Bulavitsky
Olexa Bulavitsky was born in Uman, Ukraine in 1916. He received private tutoring under Professor Yarovy, one of the areas master painters. Bulavitsky attended the Odessa Art School, the Kyiv Art Institute and the Leningrad Academy of Art.
Prior to World War II, he worked in the Kyiv Movie studios and in theatres where he designed sets and painted backgrounds for operas and the world famous Bolshoi Ballet. After the Germans invaded his country, he was sent to a prison work camp. After several years, as the war was winding down, he decided to escape. In full view of his guards he walked out of the potato field where he was working, toward a row of trees, expecting to hear the shot of a rifle and feel a bullet tearing into his back. He
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