Smirnov Vadim Vyacheslavovich was born in 1925 in Leningrad. Since 1943, a participant in the Great Patriotic War. He was awarded the Order of the Red Star and medals. After the war he entered the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I.E. Repin. His teachers were V.V. Sokolov, K.I. Rudakov, G.D. Epifanov, M.A. Taranov, A.F. Pakhomov. In 1953 he graduated from the faculty of graphics. Together with A.A. Troshichev, V.A. Vetrogonsky and V.M. In 1957, Zvontsov led the first student practice at the Pushkin Reserve. Svyatogorsky monastery, Mikhailovsky, Trigorsky and Petrovsky became an integral part of the artist's creative biography. Landscapes of 1969-1988, dedicated to Pushkin Mountain.
Thesis at the All-Russian Academy of Arts (supervisor M.A. Taranov) - a series of linocuts «Leningrad», the rating is excellent. The training took place at the graphic faculty. Qualified graphic artist.
A landscape painter, Vadim Vyacheslavovich worked especially enthusiastically in protected areas, inspired by their beauty and tranquility. In his sheets there is a deep penetration and subtle lyricism. Melting watercolors are woven from the poetic sensations of the life of this earth, the leisurely flow of everyday life. In one of the articles of V.M. Zvontsov wrote: «These relatively small works are simple and clear in design, in compositional construction and at the same time fresh and even unexpected. The artist found his unique approach to solving even those plots that were repeated hundreds of times by other artists. The color structure of each sheet, which makes up the main charm of watercolors and perfectly confirms the artist’s design, is especially attractive. Such subtle, graceful work is only within the power of an indifferent, excited, kind artist».