Born: 09 March 1862; Priorka, a suburb of Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 26 March 1912; Kyiv, Ukraine
Field: painting, drawing
Art Movement: Realism
One of the most eminent Ukrainian genre painters, Pymonenko was widely acclaimed in the Russian Empire; a member of the Imperial Academy of Arts since 1904 and of a progressive Peredvizhniki artistic movement and the turn of the century, a member of the Paris International Union of Arts and Literature, who created many paintings of rural and urban subjects.
A number of Pimonenko's paintings are, in fact, generalized portraits which are the embodiment of a popular ideal of the working man. The artist also turned to the theme of peasant labour, depicting typical scenes from everyday life against the backdrop of a landscape.
Pymonenko took part in the painting of the murals in Saint Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kyiv. In 1897, for these paintings received the Order of St. Anne's third degree.
Born in Kyiv in 1862 into a family of an iconography master. Father - Kornyliy (Cornelius) Danylovych Pimonenko erected altars and painted churches. Son-in -law
of Volodymyr Orlovsky, the famous painter.