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Tremmery Lydia
Kiev, Ukraine

Total artworks: 29

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Tremmery Lydia (27.02.1946 - 1996)

Museum collections:

Lugansk Regional Art Museum;

She was born February 27, 1946 in Ghent (Belgium).
 In 1963 she entered the Gent Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
 In 1965 the Tremmery's family moved to Kyiv, Ukraine for reunion with her mother’s relatives.
 In 1966 – 1973 Lydia Tremmery studies in the Kyiv Art State Institute, department  of graphic arts.
 1973 sees the beginning of her artistic career: she is participating in all- republican exhibitions.
Since 1973, Lydia has been working as an illustrator at "Veselka" Publishing House. Creates unforgettable illustrations for children's books. Her illustrations to the book of Charles de Coster "The Legend of Til Uhlenpiegel", which fully revealed the influence of the Flemish school of engraving, are especially notable. Until recently, she also worked as a graphic designer at the Artistic Combine. The Art Fund of Ukraine has preserved many of her wonderful linocuts on the plots of fairy tales. But her main passion was creativity - the creation of lithographs and pastels.
  In 1980, Lydia Tremmery became a member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine. However, the group exhibition in 1985 in the hall of the Union of Artists was the last in her creative career. 4 paintings were shown, but after the last name Tremmery was blacklisted for "bourgeois" art. So, involuntarily, Lydia Tremmery became a dissident. From this moment on, her works acquire freedom and audacity.

 In 1986, a month after the Chornobyl catastrophe Lydia was diagnosed with cancer. From that moment on, her life turned into a race against time, for the possibility to draw on and on.
 1989 - a journey to Belgium. Lydia Tremmery exhibits her prints in Gent galleries. All her works are sold out before her departure, galleries offer her permanent collaboration.
 In 1992 the embassy of Belgium awarded Lydia Tremmery the status the "Honored citizen of Belgium".
On 24 April in 1992 the newspaper Het Volk (Gent) published an article by Jimmy Martens about an artist, Belgian by birth who has been living in Ukraine for 27 years and creates wonderful pictures.
 In the summer of 1995 she visits Belgium for the last time, to meet relatives and say goodbye to her Motherland. After the return, her condition sharply deteriorated.
 In July, 1996, on the 50th year of her life, Lydia Tremmery passed and buried in the Vita-Poshtova cemetery, Kyiv.
The artistic heritage of Lydia Tremmery contains 20 lithographies, each of which went out in 20 copies. And 40 pasteles only in one. Greater part of works already found place in private collections and funds of museums.
A complete collection of lithographs is kept at the National Museum of Ukrainian Art (Kiev).
Lydia Tremmery was one of very few artists in Soviet Ukraine, who has managed to slightly slide apart the heavy curtain of prohibitions.
She brought a breath of Europe into the Soviet and post-Soviet art. She showed boldly that there are many possibilities in art, and what is the most important is to be free. Lydia Tremmery’s works are refined and sophisticated, made in a burst of inspiration, light and life-asserting. They were defiantly truthful and too brave for the Soviet art. These works are still modern today, they go abreast with the time. She carved herself a niche in the temple of fame in the history of fine arts.

Lydia Tremmery did not live long enough to see her personal exhibition in Ukraine.
In 1999, her post-mortem personal exhibition took place in the Griffon gallery, where all works of artist were first exhibited.
In 2000 the second personal exhibition of Lidia Tremmery took place in the Kolta gallery.
2009 - personal exhibition of Lydia Tremmery in the gallery "Berva". Held under the patronage of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Ukraine.
2015 - an exhibition of pastels by Lydia Tremmery "Unknown Pastel". Held in the gallery "Location" (Kiev)