Victoria Radionova

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Victoria Radionova


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Victoria Radionova is a Ukrainian artist currently still residing in Kherson, Ukraine. Despite her struggles and recent events, her foremost wish is to continue to paint. Her first and main teacher was her father, who was an architect-designer. From the cradle she was surrounded by reproductions of paintings by great masters from the past and longed to master the magic of pencil and brushes in realism.

When she was 14, Victoria began serious preparations to enter art school and focused on the method of study that existed at Tsar's Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg during the 19th century. In this system, the focus was on perfection in drawing, composition, and color. After graduating from secondary school, she entered the Kharkiv State Academy of Arts and Design and then trained at the College of Art in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine. After college, she entered the painting department at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts where she continued her studies.

Her work has been most inspired by Russian artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries (Repin, Viktor Vasnetsov, Abram Arkhipov, Kasatkin, Vasily Polenov, Fechin, and many others). She also draws inspiration from the Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla, and the French artist Jules Bastien-Lepage. Victoria's work is greatly influenced by these masters. Her paintings are in collections in the United States, Spain, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. Also, her paintings are on view in Ukrainian Orthodox churches in different cities of Ukraine.

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