Artists / Proshkin Vladimir Viktorovich

Vladimir Viktorovich Proshkin was born in 1931 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), where his parents were both artists. During the German seige of Leningrad in World War II, his parents sent him to Siberia for three years. Although he calls St. Petersburg home, he credits his time in Siberia for turning him into a landscape painter. Upon his return to Leningrad, he enrolled in the Middle Art School. Later he was accepted into the Repin Institute of Art, where he studied under the direction of professor and acadmician B.V. Ioganson. He stood out from other students at the Repin because he was always able to fulfill the weekly requirements for a landscape composition. Since his graduation in 1957 he has remained focused on the same genre. Proshkin has been a member of the Artists’ Union since 1958 and is presently a member of the St. Petersburg Artists’ Union Bureau of Painters.

He has participated in more than 200 municipal, zonal, republican and international exhibitions including 20 one-man shows. His work has been shown in Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States. He has had solo exhibits of his work in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Pskov, Pechorah, Izborsk, and Elgav.

His works are in the collections several museums, including: The Russian Museum The National Pushkin Museum The State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg The Museum of the Summer Garden The Omsk Art Gallery The Krasnoyarsk Art Museum. His works can also be found in private collections in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, France, Italy, the UK, Germany, Finland, Israel, Japan and the United States.

His works have been published in various books and journals, including: “Art of Nations (1992-2002)”. International Confederation of Artists’ Unions, Moscow, 2002. “Artists of the Russian World.” St. Petersburg, 2005. “Fall Exhibition.” House Publishing, St. Petersburg, 2003. “Moscow - Petersburg 2001. Catalog of a Large Exhibition of Artists.” “Tradition Rediscovered.” CommonPlace Publishing, New Canaan, CT.