Рainter, cartoonist, illustrator, poster artist, art critic.
Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (since 1971).
He was born in the urban settlement of Komarin, Gomel region. He graduated from the Minsk Art College (1955), the Belarusian State Theater and Art Institute (1962). He studied with A. Malishevsky, M. Belsky, A. Mozolev, P. Lyubomudrov, S. Gerus. Art critic and artist. Participant of art exhibitions (since 1963). Explores the book and easel graphics of Belarus, the artistic heritage of F. Skoriny. The main works of art criticism: monographs “Modern Belarusian graphics 1945-1977”, “Belarusian book engraving of the 16th-18th centuries”, “The Art of the Book by F. Skoriny”; books about artists M. Filipovich, A. Posledovich, M. Sevryuk; sections on Belarusian graphics for the “History of Art of the Peoples of the USSR” (volume 1-6).
He painted a number of landscapes, drew cartoons and caricatures, made bookplates. Collaborates with publishing houses, executed satirical posters for the Belarusian Agiplakat: “Zdymi akulyary! Mo shbachysh, shto you zrabiysya ahvyaray svay blind” (1967), “Tavarysh! Zrobim, kab navokal did not find abibokay!” (1967), “Pestili, karmili i vuchili i tsyaper son at poynai sile” (1968), “En hadzi na senazhat at qianku kab palyazhat. And yak tolki noch nastane, en idze na palyavanna” (1969), “Kroplyami na trayku vylits can tones, closed zapraika – sposab ekanomny” (1971), “En na prypiski lyubits vyazhdzhat, Para dzialka rashucha pakarats” (1979), “It is forbidden to get behind the wheel in a state of intoxication” (1983),”Tied…” (1985), “Pray CDU kab god at ravansha dapamog. Ruki tsyagnuzza da nebo: bozha, atamnaya treba!” (1986), “Stserazhysya!” (1986).
Doctor of Art History (1990), State Prize of Belarus (1995). He worked at the Institute of Art History, Ethnography and Folklore of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1966-1990), Director of the Museum of Old Belarusian Culture of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (since 1991).
- F. Shmatov’s works are in the National Art Museum of Belarus, funds of the Belarusian Union of Artists, Mogilev Regional Art Museum named after P. Maslennikov, Braginsky and Narovlyansky local history museums, private collection.
Reference: tramvaiiskusstv.ru , 2010