Soviet Ukrainian painter. Honored Art Worker of the Ukrainian SSR. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. Petr Stepanovich Sulimenko was born on July 16 (July 29, according to a new style) in 1914 in Ekaterinodar (Krasnodar). After graduating from high school, he studied at the factory school of river transport in the specialty of the helmsman. Love for painting won and Peter Sulimenko in 1932 entered the Krasnodar Art College. In 1935 he continued his studies at the Rostov Art College, which he graduated in 1936. Since 1939 – a student of the Kiev State Art Institute. During the Great Patriotic War he continued his evacuation training in the Ukrainian branch of the United Art Institute of the All-Russian Academy of Arts – first in Samarkand, then in Zagorsk near Moscow. Teachers of the artist were AA. Shovkunenko, K.N. Eleva, A.I. Sirotenko, A.I. Fomin, S.N. Erzhikovsky. In 1947, P.S. Sulimenko wrote a thesis “Immortal feat of Sevastopol”, which is exhibited at the Exhibition of thesis works of students of the Kiev Art Institute. In the same year he joined the Union of Artists of the USSR. The husband of the artist Zatsepina Zinaida Ilinichna (1913 – 1986 gg.). Member of art exhibitions: republican since 1946, all-Union – since 1947, foreign – since 1950. Worked in the field of easel painting. An outstanding seascape painter, author of battle paintings. Master of portrait and landscape. A special place in the work of PS. Sulimenko occupy the works created by the artist during his creative trips to Egypt, Singapore, Vietnam, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Guinea and other countries of Africa, Asia and Europe. In 1960 he was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor, and in 1970 he was awarded the Medal for Valorous Labor. Honored Art Worker of the Ukrainian SSR since 1974. Personal exhibitions of the artist were held in 1957 in Moscow and Kiev, in 1978 in Krasnodar, in 1989 in Kiev. Works by Pyotr Stepanovich Sulimenko are represented in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the Sevastopol Art Museum, in numerous museum, gallery and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Photo of “Petro Sulimenko”. Каталог виставки творів. Painting. Graph.