A Soviet Ukrainian painter, an artist of monumental art. Honored Artist of the Ukrainian SSR. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. He was born in Kharkov. In 1949 he graduated from the Kharkov Art Institute. Teachers – S. Prokhorov, A. Kokel, S. Besedin. Member of republican and all-Union exhibitions since 1949. Member of the Kharkov organization of the Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1951. Lived and worked in Kharkov. Master of historical paintings and thematic paintings. The works were often reproduced on postcards and stamps. The paintings are kept in museums of Ukraine, Russia and private collections. The most famous painting by the artist is “V. I. Lenin at the GOELRO card. ” Honored Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1977). The works of the painter are widely represented in many public and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Photo: Shmatko Leonid Alexandrovich (1917-1981) “V.I. Lenin at the GOELRO card. VIII All-Russia Congress of Soviets. December 1920 ». 1957
Photo: L.Shmat’ko in co-authorship with I. Karasem – diorama “Kharkov Fortress of the XVII Century”, written for the Historical Museum
Photo: In the name of peace. The signing of an agreement between the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China. 1950. Artists Vikhtinsky VI, Zhukov BV, Levin EN, Chernov LN, Shmatko LA
Photo: Leonid Shmatko “Lenin at the GOELRO card”, 1957