Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky (1872 — 1952)
Born in Lebedyn, Kharkiv region. Outstanding art scholar, architect, painter, graphic artist, set designer, and a master of applied and decorative art; brother of Fedir Krychevsky. He received formal education at Kharkiv University.Was interested in Ukrainian folklore and art history. He was a founder and the first president of the Ukrainian State Academy of Arts. After the World War II the artist lived briefly in Paris before immigrating in 1947 to Venezuela. South America. Krychevsky’s paintings were influenced by French impressionism. Krychevsky is one of the founders of modern Ukrainian book design. At Mykhailo Hrushevsky`s request he designed the state emblems and seals of the Ukrainian National Republic and a number of bank notes. Krychevsky died in 1952 in Caracas, Venezuela.