Ukrainian, Russian painter. He was born in 1945 in Lviv. He graduated from the Odessa Art School (1964), studied with D. Frumin; Moscow Higher Artistic and Industrial School (1970). Studying at the monumental faculty of the famous “Stroganovka” in Moscow, Naumets comprehended the art of writing icons and frescoes from an old teacher, whose name has already been forgotten. But I remembered for the rest of my life the basics of mastery of church artists first-hand, because the teacher had mastered these secrets before the revolution. Of course, the “Conceptual Gospel” and other works addressed to sacred images are not created according to church canons, but cause trembling in the spectator’s soul. After all, such works do not appear on the external order, but on the inner one, Vladimir Naumets explains. He regards spiritual art as the true art. Member of the International Association of Artists-Mosaicists (AIMCA), Ravenna, Italy (1998). He took part in the actions of Moscow conceptual artists (late 1970s – 1st half of the 1980s). Member of the association “HORCOM GRAPHICS” in Malaya Gruzinskaya (Moscow, 1970). Participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions (since 1979) in Ukraine and abroad. Lives and works in Cologne, Germany (since 1989). The works are kept in museum collections: the Zimmerli Museum (New Jersey, USA); Museum of Contemporary Art (Vienna, Austria); Museum of Contemporary Art (Bern, Switzerland); Museum of Contemporary Art (Cologne, Germany); Museum of Modern Art (San Marino, Italy) and numerous private collections in Ukraine and abroad.