Soviet graphic artist Oleg Vishnyakov 1935-2012
Soviet graphic artist Oleg Vishnyakov (11 December 1935 – 2012) – Stalin Prize winner, member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, the Union of Journalists of Russia and a member of the Board of the Union of Journalists of Moscow. Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR Union of Journalists (1987) for a series of works “The image of the contemporary.” Member of the Royal Academy of Cambodia. For two years he taught at the Moscow State Art Institute named after Surikov.
Oleg Vishnyakov was born December 11, 1935. In 1955 he graduated from the Moscow Art School. In 1955-1961 he studied at the Moscow State Art Institute named after VI Surikov (workshop of PD Pokarzhevsky). For success in studies he was awarded the Stalin Prize.
Oleg Vishnyakov participated in exhibitions since 1959. Since 1960, he collaborated with the magazines “Soviet Woman”, “Krestyanka” and “Rodina”. He is the author of a series of graphic works “The image of the contemporary” (portrait sketches, and articles about workers of the towns and villages).
The main directions of his work – portrait and historical themes. He traveled around 35 countries in Europe and Asia. And created a unique series of drawings – Europe of 1960-70-ies. His works were exhibited in many exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
Oleg died in 2012. His works are in The National Museum of VI Lenin (Moscow), as well as in museums of cities such as Baku, Kazan, Kiev, Lvov, and Ulyanovsk.