« 2023. # 3 (171)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 3 (171), 677—689

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MOLYN’ Valentyna

  • ORCID:
  • PhD in Art History,
  • Assistant Professor of the department of Fine Arts
  • and Academic Disciplines of
  • Kosiv Institute of Applied
  • and Decorative Arts of
  • Lviv National Academy of Arts
  • 2, Mitskevych St., Kosiv, 78600, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail:

Abstract. Myroslav Radysh is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, a contemporary Kosiv artist — a master of artistic woodware famous for innovative approaches in Hutsul carving. He is an experienced tutor, a teacher trainer, the head of the department of artistic wood of Kosiv College of Applied and Decorative Art of Lviv National Academy of Arts.

Myroslav Radysh was born on 5 May, 1962 in the town of Kosiv. He studied at the department of artistic wood at Kosiv College of folk crafts named after V. Kasiian (1977—1981), graduated from Vasyl Stefanyk State Pedagogical Institute (1984—1989) in Ivano-Frankivsk, the department of art and graphics.

Myroslav Radysh is the winner of the regional Yurii Shkribliak Prize (1999). In 2008 Myroslav Radysh was awarded with Kateryna Bilokur Prize for his prominent works of traditional folk art.

He is a participant of numerous competitions, festivals and master classes in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Germany. The creative works were shown at the artistic exhibitions in Kyiv, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Sniatyn, Yaremche.

His solo exhibitions took place at Pysanka (Easter egg) Museum in Kolomyia (2008), the hall of regional organization of the NUA (National Union of Artists of Ukraine) (2012), Kosiv Institute of Applied and Decorative Art of Lviv National Academy of Arts (2016), Kosiv Museum of Folk Art and Life of Hutsulshchyna (2017), the National Museum of Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttia Folk Art named after Y. Kobrynskyi in Kolomyia (2017).

In 2017 he was a delegate at the 7th congress of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine in Kyiv, he was awarded with Tetiana Yablonska medal — a high award in the art field of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, and for his pedagogical work — with the certificate of Honour by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Myroslav Radysh belongs to the group of talented artists-masters, who make an invaluable contribution to the preservation of traditional folk art in the 21st century and popularize it far beyond the boundaries of Ukraine.

The purpose of the article is to supplement the information about the fruitful creative path of the artist, to highlight the features of the handwriting of the contemporary Kosovar artist-master Myroslav Radish, to reveal his innovative approaches in the artistic tree. The topicality of the topic is determined by the importance of presenting the variety of creative directions and innovation of Myroslav Radish in artistic wood carving, which deserves thorough study and popularization.

The methodological basis of the research is the scientific-biographical and structural-typological methods, the method of art analysis.

Received 15.05.2023


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