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Владимир  Петрович Долгов

Russian Van Gogh

Vladimir Dolgov was born an atmosphere of Aries, in 1953, 100 years after the birth of Van Gogh.These two conditions are determining in life of the painter. The fire of Aries and phantom of Van Gogh ignite palette of "The Russian Van Gogh" at the end XX centuries. In 1998 "The Petrovsky courier" (the newspaper) wrote about the painter: "The style of this master is referred to by art critics as an intellectual expression. Vladimir is a true Russian painter. He opens the mysterious world, which "The Russian Soul" refers to. The color of Aries is red which is beautiful and heartfelt in Russian". These words of Van Gogh are close to him: " We, artists of a modern society are only broken vessels ".

1971 –1979

Vladimir graduated from Petersburg Architectural College and the Art faculty of Pedagogical University in Saint-Petersburg. He was a participant of underground exhibitions. He taught painting in art colleges and schools of Saint-Petersburg.

1979 – 2000

He is becoming well known. Five museums of the former USSR have bought his pictures. 129 of his pictures have been purchase by the inhabitant of the USA – V.Е. Smolkin. 30 pictures were purchased by Doctor Iochim Muller from Trier in Germany. 10 Masterpieces were bought by Madam Vicky Zaltsman from Toronto in Canada. Madam Monika Link, representative of the optical firm "Carl Zeiss" Germany has ordered a portrait . Vladimir’s pictures were displayed together with the pictures of the famous Russian artists of the XIX - XX centuries such as: Benois, Lancere, and Serebrjakowa. Since 1973 till 2000, "Russian Van Gogh" painted about 6000 pictures. Now, Vladimir Dolgov is 47 years old. He lives and works in Saint-Petersburg.


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