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Soviet artist Victor Konstantinovich Dmitrievsky

Painting by Soviet artist Victor Konstantinovich Dmitrievsky (1923-2006)

Bird cherry blossoms. Oil. 1971. Painting by Soviet artist Victor Konstantinovich Dmitrievsky (1923-2006)

Soviet artist Victor Konstantinovich Dmitrievsky

Born October 5, 1923 in Zaraysk, Moscow province, Victor Dmitrievsky was a prominent Soviet painter. Member of the Studio of Military Artists of Mitrofan Grekov (1944), he was a veteran of Great Patriotic war.
He began studying art in the art studio (1937-1939). Soon after, in 1939 entered the Moscow Secondary Art School. During war time (1941-1942), with a group of teachers and students was in the evacuation in the village of Voskresensk of Bashkir ASSR. The same as many of his contemporaries, Victor entered the Soviet army (1942) and ended it as a platoon commander of the Moscow Military Engineering School. Besides, as part of the creative group of the Studio of Military Artists of Grekov, Dmitrievsky was on the Belarusian fronts. Victor Dmitrievsky was also a participant in the battles for the liberation of Czechoslovakia (1945). Veteran of Great Patriotic war, he received several awards. In particular, the Order of “Red Star”, and medals “For Military Merit”. Noteworthy, in 1951, without a break from work at the Studio of Grekov, he graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute of V.I. Surikov.

On Victory Day. 1982. Painting by Soviet artist Victor Konstantinovich Dmitrievsky (1923-2006)

On Victory Day. 1982. Painting by Soviet artist Victor Konstantinovich Dmitrievsky (1923-2006)

A member of the Moscow branch of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1952), he became an Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1965). Among most notable works of the artist reconstruction of the panorama “Borodino Battle” by F. Roubaud (in 1967, as part of the creative group). Awarded the Gold Medal of M.B.Grekov (1968), he became the senior military artist of the studio in 1969. People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1976), he was the Head of the creative department of the Studio of Military Artists of M.B.Grekov (1978-1987). Also, during 1980-1982 he participated in the creation of the panorama “Battle of Stalingrad”. And in 1995 – dioramas “Forcing the Dnieper” for the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow.

Meanwhile, the personal exhibitions “Homeland and Soldiers” took place in 1973 (Moscow, Leningrad, Lipetsk, Orel, Minsk, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary). However, the next art exhibition took place in 2003 (Cultural Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation named after MF Frunze, Moscow).

Victor Konstantinovich died in 2006 (Moscow). His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, and the Central Museum of the Armed Forces in Moscow. Besides, in other art galleries and museums in Russia and former republics of the USSR. Also, the works of the artist are in England, Austria, Denmark, Holland, France, and the United States.

Soviet artist Victor Konstantinovich Dmitrievsky