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Vasiliy Nikolaevich GRECHENKO

set designer

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.

Background

GRECHENKO, Vasiliy was born in 1906 in Kobelyaki, now Poltava Oblast.

Education

1930 graduated Kharkov Art. Institute.

Career

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.