Painter and pedagogue, brother of Vasyl H. Krychevsky. A graduate of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (1901) and the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts (1910), he traveled in Western Europe for a year and then settled in Kyiv, where he served as professor and director at the Kyiv Art School (1914–18). In 1917 he was one of the founders and director (1920–2) of the Ukrainian State Academy of Arts, at which he taught genre and historical painting and portraiture, and of which he served as rector (1918, 1920–2). When the academy was abolished, he was appointed professor at the Kyiv State Art Institute (1922–32, 1934–41) and the Kharkiv Art Institute. Fleeing west in 1943, he fell ill and was overtaken by advancing Soviet troops. After prolonged interrogation and torture he was released in a hopelessly weakened condition, and stripped of all his titles and honors. Twelve years after his death Krychevsky was ‘rehabilitated’: in 1959 the first posthumous retrospective exhibition of his works was held in Kyiv, and albums and monographs about his work began to be published.