Taras Shevchenko in the Ukrainian American visual imagination

Embroidered portrait of Taras Shevchenko

It’s hard to overstate the impact that Taras Shevchenko has had on Ukrainians. As a writer, visual artist, and political figure, his work is a cornerstone of Ukrainian national conciousness, and his poetry formed the basis of Ukrainian literature and the modern Ukrainian literary language.

Explore how the face of Ukraine's national poet Taras Shevchenko, whether in folk art, fine art, embroidery, or other objects, has become a fixture of Ukrainian American identity.