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Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev 1912-2002

Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev (1912-2002)

Lenin with a girl. oil on canvas. 1972. Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev (1912-2002)

Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev
Born in the village of Varvarovka of Kharkov region, Evgeniy Volobuev – Soviet painter, Honored Artist of the Ukrainian SSR, People’s Artist of Ukraine.
According to Evgeniy Volobuev, all his life he painted only what he worried about, and mostly worked in the genre of easel painting. “And this is a great luxury.” “Perhaps, in the sense of the good things I lost, I definitely lost, but in the main, I think, I won … Yes, otherwise I could not work”, said Yevgeny Vsevolodovich.
Volobuev grew in the family of rural teachers. He spent his childhood and youth in Kursk province of Russia, where he began his artistic education under the guidance of the artist NN Arshinov. Later, he graduated from the Kharkov Art College (1928-1931), where he studied in the workshops of AA Kokel and I.Z. Vladimirov. In addition, he received art education in the Kharkov Art Institute (1931-1934), workshops of MA Sharonov and SM Prokhorov. Also, until 1940 he studied at the Kiev Art Institute, the workshop of F.G. Krichevsky and D.N. Shavykin. And after graduation, he taught art in the Kharkov Art College, and then at the Kharkov Art Institute.

Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev (1912-2002)

Blooming apple, still life. Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev (1912-2002)

Since 1938, Evgeniy Volobuev has become the permanent participant of republican, all-Union, and international exhibitions of Soviet art. In 1939-1940 he taught at the Kharkov Art College, and then at the Kharkov Art Institute as an assistant professor M.Kozik.

Drafted into the Red Army in 1940 he participated in the first battles on the Western Front as part of the 660th Infantry Regiment. However, taken prisoner in June 1942, until the end of the war he was in the fascist camps of prisoners of war, then worked as a farm laborer at a Latvian landowner. In 1945, after the liberation from the camp by the Red Army, he continued to serve. In late 1945, demobilized in the rank of privates.

After the war he settled with his family in Kiev and began teaching art at school (1947-1954). And finally, devoted his life entirely to creativity and working in the republican branch of the Union of Artists, as the chairman of the fine art section.

The landscape and still life painter, he is the author of lots of works. In particular, “At noon” (1947), “Spring” (1949), “Morning” (1954), “After the war. Light in the Windows “(1955),” The Calves “(1955),” On the Farm “(1957),” On the Dnieper “(1960),” Conversation “,” and many more.

Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev

1980s Easter still life

1980s Easter still life

Meanwhile, at the end of the creative path, he gravitated more towards small forms and etudes. His heritage is not only paintings, but also students and his own children, also artists.
Evgeniy Vsevolodovich died on February 2, 2002. His works are in the State Museum of Fine Arts of Ukraine, the Russian Museum, in the art museums and galleries of Ukrainian and Russian cities. In particular, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Lugansk, Zaporozhye, Chernigov, Cherkassy, ‚Äč‚ÄčKramatorsk, Kursk and Lgov.

A bride and a groom, wedding day. 1970s

A bride and a groom, wedding day. 1970s

A dog is running through the field, 1984

A dog is running through the field, 1984

Boats. 1980

Boats. 1980

Colorful autumn, landscape

Colorful autumn, landscape

Cornflowers. Still life

Cornflowers. Still life

Dogs. 1992

Dogs. 1992

Easter still life. 1980

Easter still life. 1980

Eggs in the nest and jug, still life

Eggs in the nest and jug, still life

Flowers. Still life. 1955

Flowers. Still life. 1955

In spring. 1963

In spring. 1963

Kievan yard. 1953

Kievan yard. 1953

Morning (Janitors). 1957

Morning (Janitors). 1957

Mushrooms, still life

Mushrooms, still life

Newspaper. Still life. 1962

Newspaper. Still life. 1962

Pioneers on the farm. 1971

Pioneers on the farm. 1971

Portrait of Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev (1912-2002). Painting by Soviet artist Tatyana Yablonskaya (1917-2005)

Portrait of Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev (1912-2002). Painting by Soviet artist Tatyana Yablonskaya (1917-2005)

Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev (1912-2002)

Soviet Ukrainian artist Evgeniy Volobuev (1912-2002)

Still life with lily. 1970s

Still life with lily. 1970s

Summer in the village

Summer in the village

Village morning

Village morning