Soviet Ukrainian painter. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Pavel Mikhailovich Kovtun was born on August 8, 1937 with. Sidorivka, Kursk region. Father – Michael Mironovich, groom and mother – Ekaterina Demyanovna. Passion for drawing was passed from his father. As Pavel Mikhailovich recalls: Father was a very artful artist, he had no artistic education. Once in the stables in the charcoal a horse was painted on the wall, the whole village came to look. Mikhail Mironovich was killed near Leningrad in World War II in 1943. With the arrival of the new German administration, the family moved to the Kemerovo region in the village of Kisilivka. Moving to Ukraine: according to Pavel Mikhailovich about moving to Ukraine, the older sisters insisted. The family did not return successfully, it was during the post-war famine of 1947. Settled in the Ugroids, Sumy region. As shown by Pavel Mikhailovich: The property was all eaten – exchanged for beans, so they were saved. At the end of the school in Ugroids trip to Kharkov, where he studied at the Institute of Arts from 1953-1958. Since 1959 he lives and works in Sumy. Since 1994 – Member of the National Union of Artists. Pavel Kovtun’s works were exhibited at international exhibitions in particular in Bulgaria and Russia. Republican Art Exhibition Kyiv, 1961. Republican Art Exhibition “On the Guard of the Motherland”. Kiev, 1973. The Republican art exhibition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of F. There are. Dzerzhinsky, Kiev, 1977. Republican art exhibition dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Komsomol. Kiev, 1978. Republican art exhibition to 110 riccia from the birth of Lenin. Kiev, 1980. Art exhibition of the Sumy region. The fourth republican art exhibition “Always on the lookout,” dedicated to the 65-ricci Soviet police. Kiev, 1982. Art exhibition “Sumy – years, events, people”. Moscow – Kiev – Kharkov – Sumy, 1983. Republican art exhibition “On guard of the gains of socialism”. Kiev, 1993. Republican art exhibition “Physical culture and sport”. Kiev, 1983. Republican art exhibition “Earth and People”. Kiev, 1984. Republican art exhibition “40 years of liberation of the Soviet”, Kiev, 1984. Republican art exhibition “40 years of liberation of the Soviet”, Kiev, 1984. Republican art exhibition dedicated to the 27th Congress of the CPSU of the 27th Congress of the CP of Ukraine. Kiev, 1985. Republican art exhibition. Always ready. Kiev, 1987. Republican art exhibition is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of TG Shevchenko. Kiev, 1980 year.
Photo: At the exhibition Kovtun PM “Children”, 1974