Karpenko, Nikita

Member of the ‘45 Group with his wife Margaret. Nikita Karpenko, ship-model maker, whose models are being exhibited at the Orrefors Gallery in NY. His models are of the period 1750-1850, and he's quite generally accepted as the foremost ship-modeller of this day. President Roosevelt had a Carpenko, a true model of the Hudson River packet sloop Experiment, which sailed for China in 1785. It takes from three to six months to make one of his models; his total output for one year has never exeeded two large ships or five small ones. Mr. Karpenko was born in Poltava, in the Ukraine.