Erast Binyashevsky had many more watercolors than had been published in his small book. After he died, someone found a small suitcase that had been thrown out by whoever cleared out his flat. It was full of watercolors of pysanky. Luckily, this person realized thе value of his find, and gave the paintings to the ethnographic museum in Kyiv.

Pysankarka Tanya Osadca had a chance to view and photograph some of these when she visited Ukraine in 1998. She was kind enough to lend me her negatives, and I scanned the 35 mm film negatives to create these files.

SInce 1998, many more of his pysanky have seen print, including some of these, appearing in more recent books.

Binyashevsky: The Lost Pysanky


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