Soviet Ukrainian artist, painter. People’s Artist of the USSR. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR. Professor. Master of the genre painting for military and revolutionary-patriotic themes, a landscape painter. Was born in with. Earthy Farms of the Saratov region. From 1939 he studied at the Leningrad Art School with the Academy of Arts of the USSR. He went to the front as a 16-year-old teenager, became the “son of a regiment” of the First Ukrainian Front, attended drawing classes at the Kyiv Shevchenko Art School after the Great Patriotic War, and from 1947 studied at the CKH in K. Trokhimenko, G. Titova, K. Eleva, M. Sharonova In 1957, for the painting “On the valleys and on the hills,” which was exhibited at the All-Union exhibition at the State Tretyakov Gallery, he received a silver medal from the USSR Ministry of Culture. In the 1960s-1970s he worked on paintings dedicated to historical sights and the Russian North (Rostov, Novgorod Pskov, Suzdal, etc.), has performed a large number of lyrical sketches.Has member of the USSR Union of Artists since 1957, was repeatedly elected secretary of the Board of the USSR Academy of Arts and secretary of the Board of the USSR Union of Artists Since 1964, Honored Artist of the USSR, People’s Artist Ukrainian SSR since 1967. Since 1973, he taught at the KHI, since 1976. – a corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR since 1978, laureate of the State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR. T. Shevchenko since 1984. He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor, the Red Banner of Labor, the Patriotic War of the 2nd degree and medals, and lived and worked primarily in Kiev.The main works: “On the valleys and the hill” (1957), “Battle Mission” (1960); “The Earth” (1964), “These days glory will not stop” (1964 – 1965), “Lenin died” (1967), “Collected units of young fighters” (1969-1970) and others.
Photo: V. Shatalin from the series “On the valleys and on the hills”
hoto: V. Shatalin “Farewell to Lenin”
Photo: Catalog of the exhibition of works. Victor Shatalin