On February 28, 2022, the local history museum in Ivankiv, a town about 50 miles northwest of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, was burned down by Russian forces. The museum, which opened in 1981 and was recently renovated, is said to have housed more than two dozen works of art by Maria Prymachenko.
As a result of 🇷🇺 invasion, about 25 works by outstanding 🇺🇦 artist Mariia Pryimachenko were burned. The paintings were stored in Ivankiv Museum, Kyiv region. She created world-famous masterpieces. Her special gift and talent captivated Pablo Picasso.
🖼️“Two-headed chicken, 1977” pic.twitter.com/dfAyfkn1k9
— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) February 28, 2022
Maria Prymachenko was a highly celebrated, self-taught folk artist born in the village of Bolotnya near Ivankiv in eastern Ukraine in 1909. She was famous for her joyful and vivid drawings and paintings.