Soviet painter. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. Born March 8, 1929 in the remote Smolensk village. Vladimir Frolovich writes about himself: “Before the war the family moved to Moscow, but my father died soon, and my mother and I were left alone.” He first got a taste for drawing, he was drawn to books, the first aesthetic experience was in a school where real intellectuals taught. in the art studio, he discovered the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum.In 1947 he entered the Art College in memory of 1905, where my teachers were S. A. Grigoriev and V. N. Baksheev.I was especially fortunate that in my youth I met such a subtle masters like you I am trying to be faithful to the traditions of the Russian and Moscow art schools, but the way to painting was difficult: I had to teach at school, decorate exhibitions and museums, work in the field of aesthetic design of the city and industrial enterprises. In 1977 he joined the Union of Artists and worked a lot and enthusiastically to create thematic paintings and landscapes. There were many creative trips around the country, but the most fruitfully worked in the North, in Mordovia and in the central strip of Russia. I was fascinated by mysterious Mordvinian legends, the national color of local bazaars, centuries-old forests, open spaces and villages. Working in the open air, I do not copy or compose, but I talk with nature, trying to understand what “shines and secretly shines” in a simple Russian motive, to show the origins of the Russian character. I am grateful to Tver land, which opened to me the mystery of the birth of the landscape. There I penetrated the idea of NNGe that “… in the landscape, God, the most grandiose and boundless …”. Recently, he worked with interest on a series of portraits of Russian emperors and members of their families for the halls of Simbirsk Gymnasium. I was pleased with the unexpected resonance of the painting “Victims of Fascism” for the museum in Velezh, Smolensk region. From all parts of the country and from abroad, I received many letters from eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims of the genocide. Participated in Moscow, regional and all-Union exhibitions. Works are in the museums of the country and in galleries and private collections in England, France, Spain, Italy, the USA. “V.F.Stroev 1991. At all times Russian artists were inspired by native nature .The beauty of every day, every hour, the unique beauty of every moment Vladimir Vasiliy Baksheev’s pupil, he was forever faithful to the traditions of the Russian and Moscow art schools.Each picture of Vladimir Stroev is similar to the classical stihot he never tried to copy what he saw, but sought to understand what “shines and secretly shines” in a simple Russian landscape. “The vast geography of his creative trips: Sakhalin, the Russian North, Moldova, Ukraine – it’s hard to call that part of a great country, where Vladimir Stroev would not have visited, but the most fruitfully he worked in Mordovia and in the middle of Russia.The artist was conquered by ancient Mordvinian legends and myths, the national decor of local bazaars, villages hidden in dense forests. But wherever he wrote his paintings, the artist invariably returned to his beloved Moscow suburbs, to Smolensk, Ryazanshchina, to Tver lakes and copses. In the works of Vladimir Stroev, there is no mysticism, puzzles, deliberateness. Carefully peering into the details, he seeks to convey as precisely as possible and the radiance of winter snow, and spring azure, and the trembling of autumn leaves, and rain-washed roads. Village streets, cottages, cows, sheep, dogs – all this surrounds the peasant since childhood, all this is clear to the Russian people. But the modest beauty of this life, this everyday life, brought up a quality among the inhabitants, called the “Russian spirit”. Therefore, the best works of Vladimir Stroev not only give us the opportunity to admire the life of nature, but also help to see something more – the origins of the Russian character.