Soviet Ukrainian painter. People’s Artist of Ukraine, Associate Professor of the Cherkassy National University. B. Khmelnitsky, a bright representative of the Kiev school of painting, its traditions and genre diversity. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. The artist was born on October 1, 1944 in the village of Yazyzor, Cherkasy region. He graduated from the Odessa Art College. M.B. Grekova and Kiev Art Institute, Faculty of Painting (workshop of the People’s Artist of Ukraine Professor V. Shatalin). His teacher in art considers masters of painting of the People’s Artist of Ukraine, laureate of the National Prize. T. Shevchenko of Fyodor Zakharov. Since 1975, Ivan Bondar has worked as an artist-painter in the Cherkassy artistic production workshops. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1985. Lives and works in the village of Moshny. The subject and content of Ivan Cooper’s works is a poeticized, animated Ukrainian world, recreated with sincere concern for the fate of Ukraine, its people. Ivan Ivanovich’s favorite genre is the landscape, which is widely represented in the exposition of the exhibition. The artist’s landscapes are full of lyricism and soulfulness and reveal a very important facet of his work: the ability to convincingly reproduce the unique diversity of Ukrainian nature: the vast steppes of Lugansk and the Donetsk region with mines and waste heaps (unfortunately many of them are destroyed), the Carpathians with their characteristic architecture and swift rivers, Chernigov Polessye and, of course, the native Cherkassy. Ivan Ivanovich is a master of natural sketches, writes very quickly, and then works out in the studio, but his landscapes do not lose their fresh vision and color sound. Ivan Bondar is a regular participant of regional, republican, all-Union and international exhibitions, creative all-Ukrainian and international plein air. Over the years of his creative activity Ivan Bondar has held many personal exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. His works are kept in the art fund of Ukraine, in many state museums of Ukraine, in private collections in Germany, Great Britain, Japan, USA, Nigeria, Australia, Yugoslavia, Canada, Russia and other countries.