17 facts about Victor Otiev

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Victor Alexandrovich Otiev (Russian: Ви́ктор Алекса́ндрович О́тиев; February 24, 1935, in Vladikavkaz, Northern Osetia, USSR – June 7, 1999, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation) was a Soviet, Russian painter, graphic artist, lived and worked in Leningrad, regarded as one of representatives of the Leningrad scholastic of painting.

In 1955 he went to Leningrad and entered at the painting department of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, where he was a student of Boris Ugarov, Andrei Mylnikov, Nikita Medovikov and Vladislav Anisovich.

In 1961 Otiev graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Victor Oreshnikov’s workshop. His graduation conduct yourself was genre painting named “A Herdsman”.

Since 1950, Otiev participated in art exhibitions. He painted landscapes, portraits, genre paintings, scenes in the declare of horses, sketches from the life. One of the leading themes of his art – an equestrian sport. His personal exhibition was in Leningrad in 1980. Otiev was a fanatic of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 – the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation) since 1967.

Otiev died upon June 7, 1999, in Saint Petersburg. Paintings by Otiev reside in art museums and private collections in Russia, France, England, the United States, Japan, Italy, and other countries.

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