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Oleksandr Murashko

Putting into circulation : 2 September 2015
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 30000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the 140th anniversary of birth of Oleksandr Murashko, a painter, pedagogue and public figure who managed to combine the best achievements of the French Impressionism, elements of Art Nouveau and Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts school, having created a unique artistic style. Being one of the most significant `Europeans` in Ukrainian pictorial art of the time, he had a solid artistic education, dreamed of turning Kyiv into a great art center and of opening the Academy of Arts in it.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: to the left there is depicted the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the face value 2/ГРИВНІ (2/hryvnias) thereunder, bowl-shaped inscription УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the issue year - 2015 and the mark of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine (below); in the center there is the conventionalized composition: Oleksandr Murashko in the process of painting `The Annunciation` in his workroom.
On the reverse: Oleksandr Murashko is depicted beside the easel in the workroom. The painter is holding a palette in his left hand, in his right hand he is holding a brush when painting the `Girl in a Red Hat` picture; to the right there is the inscription: ОЛЕКСАНДР МУРАШКО (Oleksandr Murashko) (bowl-shaped inscription) and the years of birth and death 1875 -/1919.
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk