Soviet artist Viktor Nikolaevich Pegov
Soviet artist Viktor Nikolaevich Pegov – Member of the USSR Union of Artists (1970), Honored Worker of Culture of the Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1988), and Honored Worker of Culture of Russia (2011).
Victor Pegov was born in the village of Russian Yurmash, Bashkir ASSR, November 6, 1938. At the age of 15 years, Victor moved to Ufa, and entered the workshop of teacher GV Ogorodnikov at the Palace of Culture “Udarnik” of engine plant. There he learned the basics of art. Then he studied at the Kazan Art School. Since 1963 is a member of the republican, zonal, regional, national and international exhibitions of Soviet Art. Since 1964 he has taught at the Ufa school of arts. In 1980 he graduated from the art department of the Chuvash State Pedagogical Institute named after IY Yakovlev.
Viktor Nikolaevich Pegov lives and works in Ufa. His son Vladislav Pegov (b. 1965), is also an artist. Personal exhibitions of the artist took place in Ufa – in “Izhad” Gallery, (2002), at the Gostiny Dvor, the President Hotel (2008), and the State Art Museum named after Mikhail Nesterov (2009).
For his creative life Viktor Pegov has created hundreds of works, including portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. In addition, the artist created a lot of works on historical themes. However, the most significant paintings – “Soldatka”, “Grader”, “Fighter of the construction team” (1975), “Silver Day” (1989), “Still life with a book” (1970), “Portrait of geophysics”, “Portrait of Ufimka” “Sunny day”, “Willow blossoms”, “Yard”, “Lily”, “Children”, “Tractor driver. Years of war”, “Geophysicist Smirnov”, and more.
Viktor Nikolaevich Pegov was awarded the Gold Medal of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and International Federation of Artists (2009). His works are in the Bashkir State Art Museum named after MV Nesterov (Ufa), Ministry of Internal Affairs of Bashkiria Museum (Ufa), in art museums of Kostroma, Pskov, Rostov, Vologda, and also in private collections abroad: England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Japan.