The idea for a monument to the first Ukrainian printer Ivan Fedorov first appeared in 1947. In May 1958 the Lviv Regional Council of Labour Deputies chose the location. In 1963 the discussion of the installation of the monument was continued with the idea to have the monument ready before May 1964. In 1964 it was 400 years since the appearance of the first book printed by Ivan Fedorov in Moscow. That was not realized. The topic arose once more with the goal of its construction in 1974 - the 400th anniversary of the appearance of bookprinting in Ukraine. The realization of this idea took three years- its official unveiling took place on November 26th, 1977.
The statue is sculpted by two L'viv sculptors Borysenko and Podolskyi with the involvement of the architect Anatoli Konsulov.
- Valentyn Nazarovych Borysenko - Валентин Назарович Борисенко (1929-1990), Ukrainian sculptor of L'viv (Wikipedia).
- Valentyn Podolskyi - Валентин Подольський, Ukrainian sculptor from L'viv
Sources & Information
Location (N 49°50'33" - E 24°2'5")
Item Code: ua001; Photograph: 26 July 2005
/ updated: 21 September 2009
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