Vasiliy Matveevich Kikinev -Russian painter

Vasiliy was born on the 23rd of January 1930 in the village Malyshkine, which is in Rostov region of Russia. In 1954 he graduated from Lugansk State Art College. And in 1980 he became a member of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists. He took part in many regional, republican and all-Union exhibitions.
Though most of Vasiliy's paintings are realistic, he doesn't paint only temporal world.
"I dream about being able to paint a lot, but unfortunately my life doesn't give such an opportunity often. May be that's why I have chosen "Never give up!" as a motto for myself".-this Vasiliy's own words for his work.