Vladimir Zhdanov Winter landscape
Russian artist Vladimir Zhdanov was born in the Siberian city of Omsk in 1959, but currently lives and works in the town of Pushkin (Saint-Petersburg). In his paintings the artist depicts images of ancient Russian cities, scenes of everyday rural life showing great love and understanding. The artist is particularly captivated by the life of Russian peasants of the 19th century. Vladimir Zhdanov works in oils, watercolors, pastels. The theme of his work: the Siberian landscape, images of ancient Russian cities and royal residences, still-life, female and child portrait, nude.
From 1980 to 1983 Vladimir Zhdanov studied at Omsk State University, the graphic arts department, then entered the Krasnoyarsk Institute of Arts, specialty – painting, from which he graduated in 1986. Prior to 1999, Vladimir Zhdanov lived and worked in Siberia (Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tobolsk, Tara). For several years he worked in the Siberian taiga village. Drawing landscapes from nature, has developed technology of oil and watercolors painting at low temperatures – to minus 40 degrees Celsius.
In 1995, he painted icons for the iconostasis of the Savior Cathedral of Tara in the north of Western Siberia. In 1999, Vladimir Zhdanov moved to St. Petersburg. In his work, appeared new topics: parks of royal residences in the suburbs of St. Petersburg, the ancient Russian cities, fortresses and monasteries, a new series of still lifes.
Vladimir Zhdanov’s works are in many private collections in Russia and abroad, including: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, the mayor of New York, the US consul in St. Petersburg, at the US Embassy in Moscow. On the work of Vladimir Zhdanov were filmed two movies, one of which was presented at the All-Russian festival of television films in St. Petersburg in 1998. In 2000, the chief researcher of the art of the twentieth century Russia of Russian Museum in St. Petersburg DM Dmitrienko recommended to purchase 2 contemporary art works of Vladimir Zhdanov as having high artistic value.