Soviet Russian painter, graphic artist. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. He was born in 1928 in the village of Pokrovskoe, Rostov Region. He studied at the Rostov Art College (1947-1950), then at the Leningrad Art College (1950-1951). In 1962 he graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography. He worked at the film studio. A.M. Gorky. Artist-director of the feature film “The Dewdrop”, dir. K. Muratov. Since 1962 he worked at the art and graphic faculty of the Oryol State Institute. Excellent worker in public education (1979). Member of the VTOO “Union of Artists of Russia” since 1968. Life to live is, above all, a great responsibility to society. How do we treat people around you, what is important in life for you. We were brought up in youth so – to think about the Motherland, and then about ourselves. In my time there were three famines – 1933, 1942, 1947, the war – the Great Patriotic War, occupation, the front. The front line of the famous “Mius Front” was held three kilometers away. Bombing, shelling at night and day, and blood, blood. I saw the heroic deeds of our soldiers and the meanness of individual citizens. The war showed the true value of each person. The front passed through the soul of everyone. Despite all the trials that have fallen in my life, I have kept the conviction that it is better than my Russia is not. My conviction in this is supported by the work with young people, with whom I have been working for forty-five years. My students became excellent, not indifferent artists, teachers. I’m proud of them. With them I grew up – I became Honored Artist of Russia, Professor.
Photo: Mikhail Semenovich Khablenko “Talk about the Earth” 1974
Photo: Mikhail Semenovich Khablenko (Russia, 1928) “Lunch in the Field”