Soviet Ukrainian painter. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. Kommunar Savelievich Berkut was born on July 22, 1926 in the village of. Grigorevka of Khmelnitsky region. Painter. A talented teacher and educator. Member of the Great Patriotic War. He was awarded the Order of Glory of the III degree (1945), the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree, nine medals. He graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk State Art School (1949), teachers in the specialty – Mikhail Panin, Nikolai Pogrebnyak. Then he graduated from the Kharkov Art Institute (1955), the workshop managers – A. Kokel, P. Kotov, A. Khmelnitsky, L. Chernov. Worked in the field of easel painting. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1966. Participated in exhibitions since 1955. Teacher. He taught at the Dnepropetrovsk State Art College. E.V. Vuchetich (1955-2003). He died on December 26, 2003 in Dnepropetrovsk. The works are kept in the Dnepropetrovsk Art Museum, the Museum of Ukrainian Painting (Dnepropetrovsk), private collections in Ukraine and abroad. Almost half a century (1955-2003) he gave to the Dnepropetrovsk State Art School, which he graduated in 1949; studied under M. Panin, N. Pogrebnyak. A talented painter and a born pedagogue, he gave his students not only lessons of art craft. He taught them goodness, humanity, loyalty, honor. Since the war, he has preserved many frontline sketches about the soldier’s exploit, which were later refined and became the basis for the portraits of his contemporaries. Courageous, kind man, he left lovingly and talently written lyrical landscapes of Ukraine. The disabled of the Great Patriotic War. Awards: Order of Glory III degree, Labor Red Banner, Patriotic War I degree, 9 medals. Works are presented in many public and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.