Soviet painter. People’s Artist of Russia. Winner of the Stalin Prize of the first degree (1951). Professor of the Department of Painting and Composition of the St. Petersburg State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I.E. Repin, the head of the personal workshop in the picturesque faculty of LISA named. I.E. Repin of the Russian Academy of Arts, was chairman of the Leningrad branch of the Union of Artists of Russia (LOSHa). Laureate of the State Prize in the field of fine arts, was awarded many medals for participation in the Great Patriotic War, a medal of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the 2nd Degree and others. He was born on July 31, 1915 in Petrograd. In 1938 he enrolled in the LISA. I.E. Repin at the All-Russian Academy of Arts. In 1946 he graduated from the BV workshop. Johanson with the appropriation of the title of artist of painting. Thesis work – the picture “The Entry of the Red Army into liberated Novgorod”. In 1946-1949 he studied at the graduate school of the Institute. In 1950, for the painting “I. V. Stalin and K. Ye. Voroshilov on the Tsaritsyn Front in 1918 “was awarded the academic degree of Candidate of Art Criticism. From 1945 to 1950, he taught drawing and composition at the Secondary Art School at the LISSA named after M.Sh. I.E. Repin. Since 1949 he has been teaching at the LISSA named after. I.E. Repin. Professor, head of the personal workshop. Participated in exhibitions since 1946. In the same year he became a member of the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists. He writes genre and historical compositions, landscapes, portraits. The works of Vasily Vasilyevich Sokolov are in the State Russian Museum, in museums and private collections in Russia, China, Japan, France, Belgium and other countries. He died in April 2013. Participant of many international, regional and city exhibitions in Moscow and St. Petersburg, in foreign countries: China, France, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain and others. Paintings by V.V. Sokolova purchased and are: the Kremlin, the Ministry of Culture, the State Russian Museum, the Art Fund of Russia, Russian museums (Veliky Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, etc.), Ukraine, Belarus and other countries of near and far abroad. He died in April 2013.