Jacques Hnizdovsky


The woodcut at the top of this page was made by Jacques Hnizdovsky, a renowned Ukrainian graphic artist. It portrays the traditional Easter holiday cycle: baking a paska, gathering pussy willows for blessing on Palm SUnday, taking the Easter basket to church to be blessed, dancing to vesniavky-hahilky, the blessing of the baskets, and Polyvanyi Ponedilok.

Jacques’ widow, Stephanie, has graciously allowed me to share this card with you on my site, and even rescanned it for me so it would be of better quality.  You can see more of Jacques’ works on his site here.

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The Traditional Easter Cycle