Sukhov, Vasili Vladimirovich

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Born in Leningrad in 1949, Vasili Sukhov began his art studies in the sixth grade at the Middle Arts School in 1960. Upon completing the Middle Arts School, he was accepted into the Repin Institute of Art where he studied with academician A. A. Mylnikov. From 1976 to 1980, Sukhov did post-graduate work, also under Professor Mylnikov.

Since 1972, Sukhov has participated in more than 200 exhibits around the former Soviet Union, and he has exhibited widely outside Russia in Germany, France, Italy, Finland, the United States, and others. Paintings by Sukhov have been published in many journals, both trade journals published by the Artists’ Union and in popular, general-distribution journals.

Sukhov is a member of a four-person alliance called FoRUS, and acromym for Fomin, Repin, Uralov, and Sukhov, four artists who have known each other since boyhood and worked together all of their adulthood. Adept in fresco and mosaics as well as oils, the four artists collaborate to produce monumental works. There are many murals by FoRUS in St. Petersburg restaurants, Metro stations, hotels, concert halls, and government buildings. All four men have outstanding careers as individual artists as well.

He is now the head of painting at the University of Technology and Design in St. Petersburg.

His works have been published in various books and journals, including:

  • “Art in Architecture. S. Repin, V. Sukhov, I. Uralov, N. Fomin.” FoRUS Creative Group, St. Petersburg.
  • “Mosaic. St. Petersburg. XVIII-XXI.” Znaki, St. Petersburg, 2005.
  • “Sergei Repin, Vasili Sukhov, Ivan Uralov, Nikita Fomin.” FoRUS, St. Petersburg, 1998.
  • “The Soviet Country’s Youth. All-Union Art Exhibition.” Soviet Artist, Moscow, 1984.
  • “The Church of Christ the Savior.” Russian Art, St. Petersburg, 2001.
  • “Tradition Rediscovered.” CommonPlace Publishing, New Canaan, CT.

Art:

Harvesting

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Harvesting
Medium
Painting: Oil on Canvas
Size
23 3/4″ × 26″
Year
1996

The Red Pony

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The Red Pony
Medium
Painting: Oil on Canvas
Size
25 3/8″ × 27 1/2″
Year
1995