Artwork for Ukraine

Christian Guemy is a French artist whose series of powerful images of the destruction of homes in Ukraine and of the lives of children leave an indelible mark on our public conscience and memory and a potent expression of solidarity. To read more information about Christian Guemy, visit his website.

Many thanks to Christian for allowing us to share his images in support of our efforts to raise funds to help Internally displaced Ukrainians: https://gofund.me/273f1ea2

March 2022


“In a Zhytomyr civilian building bombed by the Russian army, near Belarus, kids have to abandon their lives to escape and survive #istandwithukraine 🇺🇦”

“Here in #zhytomyr, Ukraine in an apartment completely destroyed by the bombing of the Russian army, I chose to paint also portraits of children of some of my friends, because this tragedy concerns all of us. Last night I had a dream that my son was very sick but grace spared my child and our children- in-line the children of Ukraine”

“Today I was in Zhytomyr, a Ukrainian city near Belarus where rockets have been dropped on EC again, yesterday during the night. I have been painting children faces on a building totally destroyed by Russian bombs. It has been very painful but important to see the reality of the situation there. #istandwithukraine

“The city of Lviv, in the west of Ukraine has been airstriked yesterday… I can say to you, this is a big shock for everybody there. Please give full support and full love to Ukraine and all the people of Ukraine 💙💛#IStandWithUkraine 🇺🇦”

“The Russians killed 6 people, including civilians, on the day they bombed the Kyiv TV tower (Телев віза) in early March, just steps away from the site of Babi Yar, a ravine where the Nazis shot dead over 30,000 Jews in 2 days in 1941. An iconic place. A rocket also hit a nearby building. I painted this dignified and powerful face of a young Ukrainian girl photographed in 1935. Strength and courage to the Ukrainians, and to the people of Kyiv who have endured a month of siege and airstrikes. #istandwithukraine 🇺🇦”

“In Jytomyr, near Belarus, in a flat destroyed by Russian rockets, I did this portrait of my son Gabin, thinking of him in this tiny room where an Ukrainian kid had to abandon his life to escape and survive #istandwithukraine 🇺🇦”


Many thanks to Christian for allowing us to share his images in support of our efforts to raise funds to help Internally displaced Ukrainians: https://gofund.me/273f1ea2

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