Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski
M.G. Manizer
I.G. Langbard

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Date

1978

Description

A monument in Kharkov to Ukraine’s greatest poet and artist who wrote and fought as a revolutionary democrat against serfdom and Tsarist rule. The monument is in Dzerzhinsky Square in Kharkov. A competition for the best Schevchenko monument took place in 1929. The third variation of the project in 1933 is the basis of this public sculpture. The architect Langbard contributed the solution to the pedistal. The Leningrad (St. Petersburg) foundries cast the figures attending the base of Kobzar, as Taras Shevchenko was affectionately known. The 5.5 meter high sculpture of the poet is in Schevchenko Park and compliments the Kharkov State University complex as well as the Derzhprom building.

Notes

kharkov.vbelous.net/english/shevchen.htm and www.kharkov.ua/about/shevchen-e.htm were consulted for information on Shevchernko

Creator 1 Role

photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1891-1966

Creator 2 Role

Sculptor

Creator 3 Dates

1882-1951

Creator 3 Role

Architect of pedestal

Building Type

Public sculpture

Building Style

Soviet Modern

Themes

City Planning

Subject Headings

Sculpture, Soviet; Shevchenko, Taras, 1814-1861; Manizer, M.G.; Langbard, I.G.;

Country Name

Ukraine

City Name

Kharkov

Street Address

Dzerzhinsky Square facing Sumskaya Street

Keywords

statues, memorial sculpture, public sculpture, poets’ monument, urban parks

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