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Tkachenko Leonid Anisimovich

Leonid Anisimovich Tkachenko (March 28, 1927, Pyatigorsk, USSR) - Soviet painter and graphic artist, member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists (until 1992 - the Leningrad Organization of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR). Leonid Anisimovich was born on March 28, 1927 in Pyatigorsk. The childhood and youth of the artist passed in the city of Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria. There Leonid Tkachenko received the first lessons in drawing and painting, studying in the art studio at the Palace of Pioneers by the artist N. Gusachenko. In 1944, Leonid Tkachenko entered the Kharkov Art Institute, which he graduated in 1950. In the same year he moved to Leningrad.

Since 1950, Leonid Tkachenko participates in exhibitions, exhibiting his works along with the works of leading masters of fine art of Leningrad. He paints portraits, landscapes, still lifes, genre and thematic compositions. Works in oil painting and watercolor. In 1951 he was admitted to the Leningrad Union of Artists.

In 1950-1970, Leonid Tkachenko made creative trips to the virgin lands of Kazakhstan, to the construction of the Krasnoyarsk and Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plants, to the ancient Russian cities of Pskov, Novgorod, Rostov Veliky, Vladimir, Suzdal. He visited Transcarpathia, Central Asia and Siberia. The impressions of the trips were embodied in numerous field studies, which in turn became the material for the paintings conceived in the subsequent artist.

In the 1960s, in the works of Leonid Tkachenko, a gradual turn from plein air writing to complex compositions and greater plastic expression took place. The role of color and rhythm as expressors of the emotional perception of life phenomena with the subsequent entry into the space of generalized philosophical tasks of conceptual painting is enhanced. The works of 1970-1980 put him among the most prominent representatives of the "left" wing of the Leningrad Union of Artists.

Among the works created by the artist are the works «Young Azerbaijanian», «Old Azerbaijanian» (both 1948), «For great construction projects» (1951), «1st Line of Vasilyevsky Island», «Rays of Sunset», «Kostroma. Winter evening», «The plane arrived» (all 1955), «The Year of 1917» (1957), «May Day on Vasilyevsky Island» (1958), «Call of Hiroshima» (1960), «Leningrad» (1961), «Pogozhiy day» (1962), «Portrait of G. Egoshin, Z. Arshakuni, Y. Krestovsky» (1968), «Shah-i-Zinda. Samarkand», «Madrasah of Abdullah Khan. Bukhara», «Vase» (all 1974), «Amosov Surgeon» (1975), «Fantasy on the theme of the memories of Dante and Michelangelo», «Mayakovsky» (both 1976), «Golden Cacti», «Apples in a Golden Vase» ( both 1977), «Concert for the piano», «Concert with a ballerina» (both 1978), «L. Tolstoy» (1979), «Music to the World», «Wildflowers» (both 1980), «Still Life with Two Cacti», «Still Life with Snowdrops» (both 1981), «Alexander Blok. Fantasy» (1982), «Toward the Light» (1985), «Composition with candles» (1988), «Flying over the Arc de Triomphe» (1989), «Logos No. 1», «Destruction of the Black Square» (both 1999) and others .

A personal exhibition of the artist’s works was shown in Leningrad in 1983. In 1989-1992, the artist's works were successfully presented at exhibitions and auctions of Russian painting L 'Ecole de Leningrad in France. The works of Leonid Anisimovich Tkachenko are in the collections of the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, in museums and private collections in Russia, Italy, France, Great Britain and other countries.



Guitarist, Tkachenko Leonid Anisimovich

Tkachenko Leonid Anisimovich

canvas/oil, 50x40 cm

To the sun, Tkachenko Leonid Anisimovich
To the sun

Tkachenko Leonid Anisimovich

canvas/oil, 34.5x45 cm, 1980