Vasiliy GRECHENKO, USSR Set designer. Honoured Art Worker of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1953; Chief Set Designer, Ukrainia Shevchenko, Drama Theater, Kharkov, since 1944. Stalin Prize, 1948.
GRECHENKO, Vasiliy was born in 1906 in Kobelyaki, now Poltava Oblast.
1930 graduated Kharkov Art. Institute.
1933-1944 at Ukrainia Drama Theater, Kharkov. Designed sets for plays by Karpenko-Kary, Kropivnitsky, Kocherga, Korneychuk, Dmiterko, etc. Helped paint various monumental designs.
Decor of “Kievskaya koltscvaya” Moscow Metro station. Murals for Ukrainia Pavilion at All-Union Agriculture Exhibition, Moscow. Murals for clubs in Donbas and Novaya Kakhovka.