Artist - Iconographer
The Artist - мистець Теодор
Leaving Germany, 1949
Above: Anna Maria, Theresa
Emil, Christine, Theodore
Below: Baran family is visible
in the 3rd and 4th windows
Welcoming the Pope, 1984
1911, May 13: born, Yanczyn, Ukraine
Family: parents, Sophia (Kwasinska) and Semen Baran; three brothers, one sister.
1939: married Anna Maria Kowcz
Studied law at Yana Kazimierza University , Lviv; Trained in ecclesiastical art, techniques of Byzantine church painting, ornamentation and iconography at the Studite Monastary, Univ, Ukraine; Completed pedagogical studies and was a teacher of art at Polish and Hebrew schools and a teacher of Art and German in junior high schools in Bibrka.
1949: emigrated to Canada where he was self employed as a church artist and iconographer and portraitist, still life and landscape artist - whose personal favourite theme was sunflowers. Numerous commissions included two icons which are now part of the permanent collection in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.
Professional and community life: Plast, Ukrainian Scouting Association; Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood; Bishop Andrew Roborecki Foundation; Andrew Sheptytsky Society; Ukrainian Professional and Business Club; Winnipeg Cultural Education Centre; Saskatoon Mendel Art Gallery; Canadian Wildlife Federation; Ukrainian Soccer Club; Saskatoon Bridge Club; Ukrainian Canadian Committee (Congress); Ukrainian Catholic Council.
Awards: Certificate of Recognition, Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences in Canada, Winnipeg, MB. Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (1976), Rome, Italy. Charter of Honour (1986), Canadian Foundation of Free Ukrainian, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB. Knight of St. Vlodymyr the Great.
Published articles: in Ukrainian newspapers "Progress" in Winnipeg and "Ukrainian News" in Edmonton. Book/booklets: of the life and work of Bishop Andrew Roborecki; on the history of St George's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Parish; history of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood in Saskatchewan (incomplete).
As National president of the Ukrainian Catholic Council of Canada, the coordinating and representative body for Ukrainian Catholic organizations of Canada, Theodore welcomed the Holy Father Pope John Paul II on their behalf when he entered the Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga, Winnipeg, on September 16, 1984.
1995, January 3: died, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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