Soviet painter. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Born April 1, 1926 at the station Topki Kemerovo region. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (Russia) since 1960. Painter. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1980), People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (1998). He worked as an artist-designer at the Kemerovo Electro-Mechanical Plant (1946-1947) and in the Kemerovo Regional Association “Artist” (1947-1953). He studied at the Yaroslavl Art College (1951-1952 gg., Not graduated) from GI. Daryn and in the Penza Art College. K.A. Savitsky (1953-1956) from A.S. Shurchilov. Creative debut of VS. Zevakin in the student years was the republican exhibition “Artists of the RSFSR” (Moscow, 1954). On his return to Kemerovo he worked in the local branch of the Art Fund of the RSFSR. Kemerovo painter Victor Sergeevich Zevakin – one of the leading landscape painters of Siberia and Kuzbass, an outstanding colorist, master of the epic landscape. Viktor Sergeevich was noted for his powerful, picturesque temperament, bright creative individuality, he had his own melody, his theme in art. He was born April 1, 1926 at the station Topki Kemerovo region. He studied at the Yaroslavl Art College (1951-1952, not graduated) from GI. Daryn and in the Penza Art College. K.A. Savitsky (1953-1956) from A.S. Shurchilov. From the very beginning of VS. Zevakin followed the traditions of the Russian school of painting, Russian national culture. He originally attracted the motives of urban and rural antiquity, Orthodox architecture. The artist tried to see more of them in them than spoke to their eyes of their architectural appearance. Many landscapes were written by him in the north of Russia – in Pskov, Novgorod, Ladoga, and also in Siberia – in Tobolsk, Baikal, Altai and, of course, in Kuzbass. In 1972, he was one of the first Kemerovo artists to settle in the Ivanovka village of the Krapivinsky district of the Kemerovo region, where he lived for several months a year and wrote village motifs, which became one of the main themes of his work. Whatever the artist wrote, his works invariably had a sense of admiration for the power, beauty and greatness of the national nature, the work was distinguished by monumentality, a raised epic sounding and an expressive texture of painting. The artist’s great contribution to the development of fine arts was marked by high titles “Honored Artist of the RSFSR” (1980), “People’s Artist of the Russian Federation” (1998) and medal “For Special Contribution to the Development of the Kuzbass” of the third degree. The creative legacy of Viktor Sergeevich Zevakin is enormous. The artist’s works are in the collections of the Kemerovo Regional Museum of Fine Arts, the Kemerovo Regional Museum of Local Lore, the Novokuznetsk Art Museum, in private collections in Russia and abroad. In 2006 the museum hosted the last personal posthumous exhibition of V.S. Zevakin “Another meeting.”
Photo: “Kemerovo .Excellent.” artist Zevakin VS
Photo: “Taiga river” artist Zevakin VS
Photo: Zevakin Victor Sergeevich “Kemerovo, Altai”
Photo: Sculptor Creek VS “Portrait of Zevakin VS” Concrete with stone crumb, graphite, graphite toning, grinding, waxing.