Painter. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. Vasily Sergeevich Karkotz was born on January 1, 1926 in the village of. Banovka of the Kustanai region in Kazakhstan in the family of a worker. Member of the Great Patriotic War. Port Arthur, Wonsan, Tsushima – the stages of the military path of Vasily Karkotz – a sailor of the Pacific Navy.
From 1947 to 1952 he studied at the Tashkent Art College. P. Benkov, and after his graduation – in the Krasnodar Art Pedagogical School. Since 1961, Karkotz V.S. – participant of regional, republican, all-Union and foreign art exhibitions. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1963.
Worked in the field of easel painting. Master of still life, landscape and portrait.
Pictures of 1950-1970, made by a painter in Kazakhstan, are characterized by the ease of depicting the bottomless sky, the haze of distant mountains, the whitish gold of desert sands. He lived and worked in Karelia (1952-1954 gg.), In Kazakhstan (1954 – 1975). Since 1975, V.Karkotz moved to the city of Nikopol in Ukraine.
He worked in Dnepropetrovsk and in the Nikolaev organization of the Union of Artists of Ukraine.
His works are in museums and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.