Soviet Ukrainian painter. Honored Artist of Ukraine. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Yuri Ivanovich Syarkevich was born in 1944, in the town of Nesterov (now Zhovkva) in the Lviv region. In 1971 he graduated from the Lviv Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts. Teachers by specialty – I.V. North, V.A. Ovsiychuk, D.D. Dovboshinsky, I.M. Croup. Since 1973 Syarkevich Yu.I. participant of regional, all-Ukrainian and international art exhibitions. Personal exhibitions of the artist were: 1979 – Mukacheve, 1999 – Uzhhorod, 2000 – Lviv, Kyiv. Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1989. Yu.I. Syarkevich – “Honored Artist of Ukraine” since 2004. The artist’s works are presented in museums, galleries and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.