Bohdan Kowalsky papers

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

4 binders of material relating to Bohdan Kowalsky, notably his activities as an art collector, including correspondence, clippings, and other items. The collection includes documentary material relating to several Ukrainian American artists, notably Konstantin Milonadis, Mychajlo Urban, and Wasyl Kachurovsky.

Biographical Historical Note

Bohdan Kowalsky, a native of Ukraine, immigrated to the U.S. in 1947 and settled in Chicago in 1963. He was an avid collector of work by Ukrainian American and Chicago modern artists and bequeathed his art collection to the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.