An outstanding painter. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. People’s Artist of the USSR. Landscapist, master of still life.
She was born on April 23, 1917 in Astrakhan. In the 1930-1935 gg. – I studied at the Astrakhan Art College.
In 1935-1938 she worked in the partnership “Artist” in the city of Astrakhan.
Since 1936 Tsvetkova V.P. begins to take part in exhibitions, since 1952 – in republican, since 1955 – in all-Union exhibitions. Since 1965 – participant of foreign exhibitions (France, Canada).
In 1938-1940, the artist worked in the studio at the House of Arts in Leningrad.
Since 1944 Tsvetkova V.P. – Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.
In 1950-1972 Valentina Petrovna was a board member of the Crimean branch of the Union of Artists of the Ukrainian SSR.
Awarded with medals “For Labor Distinction” (1967), “For Valiant Labor” (1970).
Since 1985 – Honored Artist of Ukraine.
Since 2002 – People’s Artist of Ukraine.
Personal exhibitions: Kiev (1960, 1969, 1976, 1980), Simferopol (1968,1972, 1985), Moscow (1968, 1980, 2001), Astrakhan, Kislovodsk, Alupka (1975), Kerch (1976, 1978), Yalta 1975, 1978, 1979, 1997, 2002). The works are kept in museums of Ukraine, in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, in the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, in the museums of Bulgaria, Hungary, Canada, Japan, the USA, France, as well as in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, USA, France , England, Israel, Turkey, Italy.
The beauty of Crimean nature had a strong impact on the personality of Tsvetkovoy, became the defining factor in the artist’s work. In her paintings an unusual fusion of colors is born, a holiday of the sun, air, light. The motives for the work are simple and unsophisticated – flowering garden and decorative southern plants: Japanese quince, almond, lilac, mimosa, wisteria, magnolia. Tsvetkova liked to write from the balcony of her workshop, from where she could see the mountains and the sea. She continued in her work the best traditions of the Russian realistic school, Russian and French impressionism, as well as, to some extent, expressionism.