Anton S. Kandinsky

Artwork on view at the Ukrainian Institute of America


May 15 - late summer, 2003

Come and join us for the second opening reception on Wednesday, July 30 6-9pm

The Ukrainian Institute of America presents " Surrealistic Still Life and Portraits", an exhibit of paintings by Anton Kandinsky, the great-grandson of Wassily Kandinsky, the famous pioneer of abstract art.

Anton S. Kandinsky, born in 1960, was raised in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, an autonomous Republic of Ukraine. As a young man, Kandinsky traveled to St. Petersburg to study privately with Yevsey Yevseyovich Moisyenko, completing his studies at the Ukrainian Art Academy (Kiev State Art Academy), where he later served as a professor of Fine Arts and Interior Design.

Kandinsky has developed his own conception of analytic and symbolic surrealism, in which he portrays historical, political and mystical forces, in which souls, liberated from this world, are portrayed by a rich variety of gemstones.

Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Mr. Kandinsky had designed and built a three-story building in Yalta which in the 1990's became an important cultural center. The center served as a studio, an intellectual base, and a home to a large number of Ukrainian and Russian artists exploring their newfound freedom of expression.

The artist, who maintains a studio in New York City, exhibited in the former Soviet Union, Heidelberg and Prague. His paintings are privately collected in Germany, England, France, Italy, Israel, Australia and the United States. One of Kandinsky's paintings hangs in the Knesset in Jerusalem.

The opening reception will take place from 6-9 pm on Thursday, May 15, at the Ukrainian Institute of America at 2 East 79th Street, New York City. For further information please call 212-288-8660 or visit our website at

Pictures from the second reception for Anton Kandinsky exhibit - July 30, 2003