Boris Kolesnik Painting, graphics

Artist. Honored Artist of the USSR. Kolesnik Boris Afanasyevich was born in 1927 in the village of Vilshany, Kharkiv region. From 1943 to 1949, he studied at the Kharkiv State Art School, and from 1949 to 1955 - at the Kharkiv State Art Institute. In 1965, he joined the Union of Artists of the USSR. He is the author of genre lyrical paintings that reveal the life and traditions of the Ukrainian people. Since 1951, he has participated in All-Union, Republican, and international exhibitions (Italy, France, Japan). A personal exhibition of the artist took place in Kharkiv in 1984. Kolesnik BA's works are kept in the Museum of Russian Art in Kyiv, in art museums of Kharkiv and other cities of Ukraine and the former USSR.