Soviet Ukrainian painter. Honored Artist of Ukraine. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Tkachenko Andrei Zinovievich was born April 13, 1926 on the farm Druzhevetsk (Orel region, Russia). In 1957 he graduated from the Penza Art School named after K. Savitsky, where he studied at IS. Goryushkina-Sorokopudova. In 1996, A. Tkachenko was awarded the title “Honored Artist of Ukraine”. His works are in private collections in Ukraine and abroad.