Oleg Nedoshytko

At twenty one, Oleg Nedoshytko was listed in reserve after serving his mandatory military term as a nurse, and his choice of a career seemed predetermined: with his experience, the doors of a highly prestigious Medical School were open for him. In the meantime, he looked for a summer job in his native city of Odessa, a large port city on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. He found it in a commercial advertising studio. That day changed his life. Working with paint opened a new world for him. From that point on, his suddenly discovered passion for art took care of his future.

In 1972, he was admitted to the department of visual arts of South Ukrainian National University of Education. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts five years later.
That same year, Oleg was invited to return to his alma mater in Odessa, this time in a teaching capacity. He provided instruction in classical observation and figure drawing, painting and composition for nearly forty years. From 2007 to 2015, he held a professorial position with the Chair of Visual Arts in his department, and in 2011 and 2012 , served as its Dean. His students are now working around the world, and his theoretic works and instructional books have been printed in professional magazines in Ukraine, Europe and the USA.
Oleg Nedoshytko’s works can be seen in many museums and private collections around the world.

In 2015, Oleg Nedoshytko celebrated his 65th jubilee by holding a personal exhibition in Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art, where security veterans still remember him as a boy with attentive eyes, graphite pencil in hand.


"I absolutely loved "Dancing Waterfall" when I first saw it", said Gallery Owner, Emil Simon. It has so many neat abstract elements, like depth, balance, use of form and very appealing colours. Truly a painting that makes one feel really good, with energy and flair!


The West Wind was  a 1917 painting by Canadian artist Tom Thomson. An iconic image, the pine at its centre has been described as growing "in the national ethos as our one and only tree in a country of trees". It was painted in the last year of Thomson's life and was one of his final works on canvas.

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