Grynyov Borys

Ukrainian materials scientist, academician of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Prof.Dr.-Ing., Director of State Fund of Fundamental Research of Ukraine, Director of the Institute of Scintillation Materials of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, collector, founder of Grynyov Art Collection.

Born in Kharkiv, in 1956, Borys Grynyov graduated from Kharkiv National University with degree in Solid State Physics in 1978.

Borys founded the Science School with the study of fundamental properties of scintillation materials, search of new scintillators, development of devices and appliances based on scintillators.

He belongs to the list of 30 the most quoted scientists of Ukraine (based on Scopus, Google Score).

In the mid 1990s, Borys started to collect the pieces of art.

The collection consists of a several parts: the art of the first half of the 20th century (social realism, constructivism); Boichukists; the period between 1960 and the mid 1980s which includes informal Ukrainian art and its most prominent representatives; the period between the 1980s and mid 1990s is systematically presented not only with prominent names from Kyiv but also regional trends and unions of Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv.

In 2004 to celebrate the 150th birthtday of the artist, Sergii Vasylkivskyi, Grynyov Art Collection in cooperation with Kharkiv Art Museum founded the action named “Down the Paths of Vasylkivskyi: a Gaze Through the Century” and held a number of plein airs that popularized the idea of a landscape tradition in Ukrainian art.

Borys has systematic approach to collecting – he makes catalogues and studies art works and also displays in a public view the pieces of art from own collection in exhibition spaces of Ukraine.

Nowadays, the collection of the Grynyovs includes more than 3000 pieces of art.

Borys lives and works in Kyiv and Kharkiv.


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Roman Piatkovka (Kharkiv) answers Halyna Hleba's (Uzhhorod-Kyiv) questions.


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Borys and Tetiana Hrynov (Kharkiv-Kyiv), Mariia Lanko (Kyiv), Halyna Hleba (Uzhhorod-Kyiv) visiting Serhii Solonskyi (Kharkiv).