This is Ivan Savenko

By Gwylym Owen

Ivan Grigorievich Savenko (Russian: Ива́н Григо́рьевич Саве́нко; January 17, 1924, Varvarovka, Chernigov Province, Ukrainian SSR, USSR – 1987, Leningrad, USSR) was a Soviet Russian – Ukrainian painter, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, lived and worked in Leningrad, regarded as one of representatives of the Leningrad learned of painting, most well-known for his landscape paintings.

Ivan Savenko was born January 17, 1924, in Varvarovka village, Chernigov Province, Ukraine, USSR. He was a veteran of World War II, was mistreated and drifting his right hand, he had many military orders.

In 1950, Savenko graduated from Kiev Art Institute in Grigory Svetlitsky personal Art Studio.

In 1950–1954, Savenko studied as post-graduate student in Ilya Repin Institute in Aleksandr Gerasimov Art studio. Master of Art-criticism (1954). Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1975).

Since 1950, Savenko has participated in Art Exhibitions. He painted landscapes, portraits, genre scenes, sketches from the life. Personal Exhibition in Moscow (1990).

Savenko was a fanatic of Leningrad Union of Artists before 1952.

Savenko died upon December 17, 1987, in Leningrad. His paintings reside in State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, in Art museums and private collections in Russia, France, Ukraine, Germany, Japan, Italy, England, and throughout the world.[citation needed]

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