Victor Kalinin was born in the village of Zalesovo in the Altay region in 1946. He studied in the Surikov Art School in Krasnoyarsk in 1960-62 and in the Art School of Nizhny Novgorod (formerly Gorky) in 1962-65. He continued his education in the Stroganov College of Arts and Industry in Moscow in 1965-71. He joined the Union of Artists of USSR in 1974.In 1995-2006, he taught painting in the Stroganov College of Arts and Industry. Victor is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.
Victor has exhibited his works since 1966. Among his recent personal exhibits are those in Kampen Galleri in Oslo, Norway, in 2002, in New Hermitage One gallery in Moscow in 2002 and in the Central House of Artists in Moscow in 2006. His most notable recent group exhibits include Abstract Art in Russia: The Twentieth Century in the Russian Museum in 2001, Road in Russian Art in the State Russian Museum in 2003, Times of Change in the State Russian Museum in 2006.
Victor’s works are found in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, The Radishchev Art Museum in Saratov (Russia), the Dresden Gallery (Germany), the Fine Arts Museum of Lodz (Poland), the National Gallery in Bratislava (Slovakia), the Peter Ludwig Museum in Cologne (Germany), the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USA), the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum (USA), as well as in other museums and collections around the world.
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