People's Artist of Ukraine

People's Artist of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Народний артист України) is an honorary title awarded by the government of Ukraine. It is the highest title awarded to outstanding performing artists whose merits are exceptional in the sphere of the development of the performing arts, including theatre, music, dance, circus, and cinema. For visual arts there is a separate title.

People's Artist of Ukraine
TypeOrder of merit - Honorific title
CountryUkrainian SSR / Ukraine

History edit

Established in 1922 during Soviet times, it was originally called People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (Народний артист УРСР). When Ukraine gained independence, this tradition was kept and the title renamed People's Artist of Ukraine (Народний артист України). Its recipients include many highly acclaimed artists.

During Soviet times, a person was usually named People's Artist only after reaching the age of 40. Exceptions were made for ballet artists.

Other honorary titles edit

Another honorary title, Merited Artist of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Заслужений артист України), is usually conferred prior to being awarded the title, People's Artist of Ukraine. The title, Merited Artist of Ukraine is also translated as Honored Artist of Ukraine, and requires less years of service or performance; typically, the title People's Artist of Ukraine is given at least 10 years after one has earned the title Merited Artist of Ukraine (also translated as Honored Artist of Ukraine).[2][3]

List of selected recipients edit

People's Painters of Ukraine edit

Theatre, cinema edit

People's Artists of Ukraine in the fields of cinema and theatre include:

Dance edit

People's Artists of Ukraine in the field of dance include:

Music edit

People's Artists of Ukraine in the field of music include:

Circus edit

Foreign recipients edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ The first laureate of the People's Artist of Ukraine was Maria Zankovetska in 1922. Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  2. ^ "Standing Ovation: American Musical Conductor Hobart Earle Emerges as People's Artist of Ukraine | U.S. Embassy Kyiv Blog". Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  3. ^ "Honored Art Workers of Ukraine | KyivGallery". Retrieved 2024-01-08.
  4. ^ Selenzev, V. E. (2003). "Бєлозьорова Лідія Олексіївна" [Lydia Oleksiivna Belozyorova]. Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Vol. 2. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  5. ^ (in Russian) Biography Yuri Ilyenko Archived 2013-05-15 at the Wayback Machine,
  6. ^ Stepanova ballet academy
  7. ^ "Біографія". (in Ukrainian). Алла Кудлай. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Jamala awarded title of People's Artist of Ukraine. PHOTO".