Mykola Petrovych HLUSHCHENKO 1901 — 1977
Микола Петрович ГЛУЩЕНКО • Николай Петрович ГЛУЩЕНКО
MYKOLA HLUSHCHENKO was born in 1901 in Novomoskovsk, a small town in Russia nearby Ekaterinoslav. Novomoskovsk is known for the fact that in the 17th century the cite was occupied by several villages of Zaporogian Cossacks, known under the name of Samarchik. At the early age Mikola moved to Yuzovka (now Donetsk) where he attended classes in drawing and became fond by artwork of Repin and Vasilkivsky.
After escaping a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland during World War I he made his way to Germany where his love for art brought him to the private studio of Hans Baluschek in Berlin. He soon entered Berlin Academy of Art where he was influenced by work of famous Swedish artist Anders Zorn. Mikola Hlushchenko was noted by critics who reviewed several of his paintings submitted to the Kasper Art Gallery in Berlin in 1924.
In 1925 Mikola Hlushchenko moved to Paris where he became involved with French artistic movements. He has exhibited in some most prestigious galleries of Paris, such as Salon d`automne, Salon des Independants, and the Salon des Tuileries. In 1925 the artist designed the Soviet exhibition at the Lyon Fair. As chief artist of the USSR he took an active part in organizing the Soviet exhibits at expos held in Brussels, Milan, Paris and Marseille. He organized several exhibits of Soviet artists in Paris including the show for Petr Konchalovsky.
Between 1925 and 1936 Hlushchenko`s one-man shows were mounted in Paris, Berlin, Ostend, Milan, Stockholm, Rome as well as in the USA. In 1936 the artist moved to Moscow and in 1944 to Kyiv. He actively worked and exhibited having his one-man retrospective show mounted in Kyiv in 1971.