Litvinenko Valentin

28.08.1908 - 15.12.1979


An outstanding Ukrainian graphic artist and painter. People’s Artist of the USSR.
Valentin Gavrilovich Litvinenko was born on August 28, 1908 in Kremenchug.
From 1929 to 1930 he studied at the studio of N.Samokish in Simferopol.
From 1932 to 1934 he studied at the rabfak at the Kharkov Art Institute.
In 1934 he moved to Kiev and acted as an artist and retoucher in the newspaper Komsomolets Ukrainy. In the same place he published his first cartoons.
From 1934 to 1935 he studied at the studio IF Seleznev.
In 1941, VS Litvinenko was invited to work in the satirical magazine Peretz.
During the war years he was engaged in sataric graphics and a poster.
After the war, he creates a series, in 1954 the artist creates a series of “Disappearing species of birds,” which depicts figuratively human depravity and weakness in images of birds.
In addition, he is an illustrator of books.
The artist throughout the creative path creates easel graphic works. Litvinenko – a master of color and black and white linocuts, works in the technique of watercolors and gouache.
Member of the USSR Union of Artists.
Member of art exhibitions: republican – since 1944, all-Union – since 1946, foreign – since 1956.
Personal exhibitions were held in Kiev, Moscow and Leningrad.
Since 1958, Litvinenko VS – “Honored Artist of the USSR.”
“People’s Artist of the USSR” – since 1960.
In 1969, he was awarded the Gold Medal “The Fighter for Peace” of the Soviet Peace Committee.
Awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Honorary Diploma of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR.
Works by Litvinenko V.G. are represented in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, in numerous museum, gallery and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.

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