2014, canvas, oil, 180 x 180 cm

Anatoliy Melnyk’s “Manifesto” illustrates how easily people are deceived by slogans and misled by their leaders, how the same mistakes are repeatedly made over and over again for decades, drowning millions in blood. The minds of people are captured by hatred, evil and revenge, false values. 

About the artist

Anatoliy Melnik (1953, Ridkoduby)

Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, People's Artist of Ukraine (2008), member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (2000).

Born in 1953 in Ridkoduby village, Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine.
1984 - graduated from the Ivan Fedorov Ukrainian Polygraphic Institute in Lviv with a degree in graphic arts
1987-1997 - Director of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Art Museum
1998-2000 - Deputy Head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional State Administration
2003 - graduated from the Khmelnytsky Institute of Regional Administration and Law with a degree in law
2000 -2012 – General Director of the National Art Museum of Ukraine

He was awarded the Order of Merit, III class (2003), and the Gold Medal of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2023).