Marchuk Ivan (1936, Ternopil region.) Painter, laureate of Taras Shevchenko National Prize (1997), People's Artist of Ukraine (1996). He studied at the Lvovskomskhudozhestvennom School (1951-56), in the Lviv Institute of Applied Art in the ceramics department (graduated in 1965). Teacher K. Zvirinsky. In 1989 Marchuk emigrated to Australia, then he lived in Canada and the United States. Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine (1988). The only Ukrainian, is included in the list of one hundred living geniuses.