Soviet Russian artist Oleg Gadalov
Born 29 August 1935 in the city of Ordzhonikidze, Chechen-Ingush autonomous region, Oleg Sergeevich Gadalov belonged to the Gadalov family, one of the most famous merchant families in the Yenisei province of Siberia. Aged 14 the boy entered the Central Art School at the Academy of Arts of the USSR. After graduation from the art school, in 1956, he entered the painting faculty of the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I.E. Repin of the USSR Art Academy. There he studied in the workshop of a prominent Soviet artist Yuri Neprintsev (1956-1963). Created by Oleg Gadalov diploma painting “Geologists” received an excellent evaluation. In particular, awarded the Diploma of the first degree at the All-Russian exhibition of diploma papers in Moscow.
Member of the USSR Union of Artists (since the 1960s), he was a permanent participant of numerous exhibitions of Soviet art. In the period of 1973-1977 he worked in the studio of the seamen of the Navy at the Central Naval Museum in Leningrad. The artist visited the Barents Sea, the city of Severomorsk, and even participated in a hike to Italy on the training ship “Smolny.” The result of the missions were sketches, created on the basis of direct observations.