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Vitaly Mitchenko

Vitaly  Mitchenko

Vitaly Mitchenko

Kyiv, Ukraine

Calligraphy Artist, assistant professor at the Kyiv National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine.


In 1969, he graduated from the Saratov Art School.

In 1971/1976, he studied at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts under P.G. Zakharov, A.D. Goncharov, V.N. Lyakhov, E.B. Adamov, M.V. Bolshakov.

In 1976, he lived and worked in Kyiv, Ukraine.

He has been a member of the Ukrainian Union of Artists since 1982.

In 1976/1986, artistic editor at the Dnipro Publishing House.

In 1999/2004, leading artist.

Since 1986, he has been lecturer, senior lecturer, assistant professor at the Kyiv National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture.

He has been a permanent participant in republican and international book exhibitions (Kyiv, Lvov, Moscow, Minsk, Frankfurt-am-Main).

During his career, he received more than 20 diplomas in All-Union and republican book contests.

In 2004, he got a first-degree diploma at the Georgy Yakutovich Republican Graphic Contest for design, illustrations, and hand-written text of Viy by Nikolai Gogol.

In 2007, his album, The Esthetics of Ukrainian Handwritten Script, was published (in Ukrainian, Kyiv, The Gramota publishers).

Author works

Psalm 130 from the Book of Psalms of the Old Testament

Hand-made paper, painted in paste, ink, ekolin, gouache, gold, watercolour, broad-nib wooden stick, broad-nib brush, sharp-pointed brush, sharp-pointed nib pen, 72x52 cm, 2010

Application to become a member of the National Union of Calligraphers

Ink, color pencils, brush, broad-nib pen, crow-quill pen, 29,8х21,1 cm, 2009

A calligraphic paper on the subject of the I. Rymaruk’s poetry

Gouache, brush, photo printing, 50x70 cm, 2004

Calligraphy paper on the subject of the tale by N. Gogol “Viy”

Ink, broad-nib pen, color pencils, 55x74 cm, 2008

N. Gogol “Viy”


Aesthetics of Ukrainian handwritten script


Galley proof of the printed sheet, novel by N. Gogol "Viy"

Printed sheet, 2008

Calligraphy paper on Ukrainian Cyrillic Cursive Handwriting

Paper, black ink, ecolin (color ink), broad brush, broad-nib pen, 68x51 cm, 2008

Ukrainian Baroque

Ink, color pencils, brush, broad-nib pen, crow-quill pen, 61x48 cm, 2008

Calligraphy paper. Drama-extravaganza by L. Ukrainka "Forest song"

Paper, color watercolor pencils, bronze, black ink, ecolin (color ink), broad brush, sharp-pointed nib pen, 62х45 cm, 2008

Calligraphy paper “Summer, dragonfly island…”

Paper, pen, color pencils, 55x78 cm, 2008

A calligraphic paper about a tale by Ivan Franko “Zakhar Berkut”

Gouache, ink, color pen, brush, crow-quill pen, 64х49 cm, 2008

Calligraphic sheet on the subject of Psalm No 129 (Psalter) in Russian, English, and Latin

Broad-nib pen, crow-quill pen, brush, ink, gouache, gold (watercolour), hand-made paper (21x18 cm), paper, coloured in paste (37x35 cm), 2009

Calligraphic sheet devoted to the 200th anniversary of Nicolai Gogol

Hand-made paper, painted in paste, sharp-pointed nib pen, broad-nib pen, crayon, 38x56 cm, 2010

Petro Mogila “Book of soul named GOLD”

440 pages, 1000 copies, 13x17 cm, 2007

Fine Art

23x29cm, 2009

Glory to God in the highest...

Paper, ink, gouache, crayon, plane brush, steel nib pen, 29x42 cm, 2009
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