Soviet Ukrainian painter. Honored Art Worker of the Ukrainian SSR. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. He was born on April 11, 1939 in Dnepropetrovsk. In 1965 he graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk Art College, in 1972 – the Kiev Art Institute, the workshop of V. Shatalin. He started exhibiting since 1965 (according to other sources – since 1955), first he took part in regional exhibitions, since 1972 – in republican exhibitions, since 1973 – in all-Union exhibitions. Worked in the genre of landscape, portrait and thematic paintings. Among the most famous canvases are A.S. Tkacha – “Metal and People” (1972), “Duel” (1973), “Romantics of the Ninth” (1974), “Welder DP-9 A. Maksimenko” (1973), “Peace morning” (1975), “Miners of Kryvbas “(1975). Being a recognized master of large thematic paintings, Tkach at the same time showed himself as a thoughtful, serious portraitist with a deeply personal vision of the images of the heroes-workers. In 1974 he was admitted to the Union of Artists of the Ukrainian SSR. In 1979, at the age of 40, he became one of the youngest honored artists of Ukraine. A. S. Tkach was engaged in social work much. In 1974, he was elected chairman of the Dnepropetrovsk regional organization of the Union of Artists of Ukraine, which he supervised for 15 years. In 80-90 years the artist turned to the theme of the Great Patriotic War. Children’s memories of the war were for the painter a starting point for the creation of imaginative, emotional, deep-seated psychological dramaturgy works that reflected the view of the life of a mature master: “My heroes” (1981), “Junior sergeant-son of the regiment A.P. Volodin “(1983),” Front Spring “(1985), triptych” I Remember! “(1990). In the late stage of his creative work, A. Tkach mainly wrote landscapes and still lifes: a series of landscapes “Sednev” (1982-1986), “On the Crimea” (1986-1993); a series of still lifes “Flowers with Egorino” (1985-1996). Plunging into new motives for him, the master intuitively felt the need for a new choice of plastic techniques, in the transition to a more fresh and uninhibited manner of writing. The artist died on February 2, 2006 in Dnepropetrovsk. The works of A.S. Tkach are kept in the Dnepropetrovsk Art Museum, the Directorate of Art Exhibitions NSHU, the Museum of Ukrainian Painting (Dnepropetrovsk), private collections in Ukraine and abroad (France, Spain and other countries).
Photo: Anatoly Stepanovich Tkach (1939-2006) Design of the composition before the painting “Romantics of the 9th”, 1974, oil on canvas