Soviet Ukrainian artist, master of easel and monumental painting. Honored Artist of the USSR. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. Chernikov Vladimir Mikhailovich was born on January 15, 1918 in the city of Lisichansk. In 1939 he graduated from Voroshilovgrad (now Lugansk) art school. Member of the Great Patriotic War. From 1946 to 1951 he studied at the Kiev Art Institute from E. Sagaidachny, A. Shovkunenko, I. Kudryavtsev, K. Trokhimenko and K. Elieva. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. The husband of the famous Ukrainian artist Sogoyan Vera Solomonovna. In the 1950s he participated in the design of the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy in Kiev. V.M. Chernikov – participant of art exhibitions: republican – since 1951, all-Union since 1957, international – since 1959.
He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor, medals, the Diploma of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR. In 1973, Chernikov, V.M. awarded the title – “Honored Artist of the USSR.” Member of the CPSU. Member of the Great Patriotic War. He worked in the field of easel painting, graphics and posters. The main works: “Donetsk miners” (1957); “Brigade of Hero of Socialist Labor M. Mamaia” (1960); “Portrait of the Miner Stakhanov AG” (1970), “Deep Horizon” (1963); “Friendship over Tisa” (1964 – 1965); “The Southern Frontier” (1968); “On Lenin’s watch” and others. He participated in exhibitions: republican since 1951, all-Union since 1957, foreign since 1959. The artist died in Kiev on March 17, 1992. The works of VM Chernikov are kept in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Donetsk Regional Art Museum, in private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Photo: Chernikov V.М. “Send the Shevchenko’s Sheets” 1964
Photo: Chernikov V.М. Mine 2-43. “Torezanthracite”. The last years of work of A.G. Stakhanova 1972