Ukrainian Soviet painter. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Klets Ivan Tarasovich was born on January 3, 1947 in with. Forest (Manevitsky district, Volyn region) – Honored Artist of Ukraine (2009). Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine (1978). In 1976 he graduated from the Kiev Art Institute and from that year he lived in Chernivtsi. He worked in the field of easel painting, in the genre of thematic composition, portrait and landscape. He worked in the Chernivtsi artistic and industrial combine. For the realistic manner of Klets, IT is characterized by attention to the illuminated person; used coloristic contrast to achieve the psychological characteristics of the image. Separate works are stored in the Chernivtsi Art and Local Lore museums. Member of All-Ukrainian, All-Union and foreign exhibitions. He had solo exhibitions in Chernivtsi (1978, 2007). The artist’s works: The Parliamentarians (1976), May 1945, Capitulation (both 1977), Friends, Labor Veterans (both 1978), From the Big Land (1979), Veterans of the Collective Farm “Iskra” (1980), Lesya Ukrainka and O. Kobilianska, in the Carpathians (1981), Founders of the Collective Farm (1982), Kovpakiv Raids (1983), Builder Dneprovskaya HES P. Voloshchuk (1984) , “Holiday”, “Collective farmers” (both – 1985), “And as I recall. (T. Shevchenko) “(1987),” Memory “(1991),” The Battle of Khotin “(1993),” F. Mishin “(2003),” Dnestr cliffs “(2005). He passed away in 2017. The artist’s paintings enjoy steady demand in the Art market of Ukraine and abroad.
Photo: Клец И.Т. “Lesja Ukrainka, Olga Kobylyanskaya”