Biography

Mykola Kumanovskyi (born on July 31, 1951 in Sataniv, now is the Horodotskyi district of the Khmel'nytsk region) is a Ukrainian modern artist (graphic artist).

Mykola Kumanovskyi was born on July 31, 1951 in a small town Sataniv of Khmel'nytsk region in the typical Ukrainian family. The father, Ivan Kumanovskyi, came through Holodomor in 1933, was a witness of the hard times of World War II, experienced the German captivity and the migrant worker (Gastarbeiter). The mother, Maria Poplavska, trapped in exile in Kazakhstan with her family after the dekulakization, from where after the war, being a young girl, she returned to Ukraine.

In 1968 after eight classes of Sataniv Comprehensive School, Mykola Kumanovskyi studied as a barber at training center of public services on the advice of the parents.

In 1970 – 1975 he studied at Lviv College of Decorative and Applied Arts named after Ivan Trush.

In 1975 – 1979 he studied at Lviv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Art.

In 1978 – 1979 – Mykola Kumanovskyi worked as a butafor of Lviv Puppet Theatre.

In 1982 – the art director in Volyn Puppet Theatre.

In 1978 - 1979 – the main artist of the theatre.

In 1979 – 1981 –the first head of the association of Creative Youth Club.

Since the end of 1980 Mykola Kumanovskyi was engaged in creative work only.