Soviet Mosaics in Ukraine
Ivan Klyapetura

Ivan Klyapetura

Ivan Klyapetura (1948-2023)

Ivan Klyapetura is the author of many graphic and painting works, stained glass windows in the Khotyn House of Culture and Agricultural Technical School, several monuments to those who died in the battles of the Second World War, sculptures. In 1971-1978 he taught at the Kamianets-Podilskyi Art School, then worked at the Khotyn branch of the Chernivtsi Art and Industrial Workshops.

The author created most of his works in the Khmelnytskyi and Chernivtsi regions in the late 1970s.

The master claimed that the upgrading of the tracks in the Ukrainian SSR began shortly before the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. The task of the driver was to build a stop. The task of monumental artists is to decorate it.

That is why the master created the most stops: they stretch along the N-03 highway: Kolybaivka, Havrylivtsi and Zhvanets in Khmelnytskyi and Ataky, Khotyn, Chotyri Korchmy and Dovzhok on the Bessarabian bank of the Dnister river.

Ivan Klyapetura's mosaics not only add beauty and expressiveness to rural landscapes, but also tell stories and reflect the cultural heritage of Ukraine. They create unforgettable impressions and leave an important mark in the world of art.

Photo from the Kamianets-Podilskyi Art School page