Wanda Petrunkevitch Korybut Biography

Wanda Petrunkevitch Korybut




Painter and illustrator Wanda Korybut (nee Petrunkevitch) was born in New Jersey on April 5, 1907. She studied at Yale School of Fine Arts and Grand Central Art School in New York. She was the daughter of writer, poet, and suffragette Wanda Petrunkevitch (nee Hartshorn) and Russian zoologist and arachnologist Alexander Petrunkevitch. She married artist Kasimir Korybut, with whom she had published the book "The Flying Horse," in the 1930s and with him relocated to Los Angeles, where they lived until the 1950s. Korybut moved to Arizona and then New York in her later years. She died in Glens Falls, New York, on December 10, 1992.

Pretunkevitch-Korybut was a member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. She exhibited at the Webb Gallery (LA) in 1936, and the California Art Club in 1940 and '41. Her work is included in the collection of the Newark Museum.