Contemporary Russian Art


Vadim Stepanov was born in 1928 in Moscow, Russia. In 1951, he graduated from the Moscow Kalinin School of Art and Industrial Design. Vadim joined the Union of Artists of the USSR in 1963. Currently, he is a member of the Russian Union of Artists and resides with his wife in a Moscow suburb.

In the 1950s, he mastered the realist painting technique but did not stop there. In the following decade, he produced a series of remarkable temperas capturing austere sights of the Russian North. In these en plein air temperas, Stepanov achieved a high degree of decorative generalization, while faithfully reproducing actual sights.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Vadim helped to restore several Orthodox churches in Russia and other former Soviet Union countries, where he executed frescos and murals.

Vadim has participated in dozens of art exhibits since 1955. His works are held in several Russian museums and private collections in Russia, USA, Great Britain, France, Italy and Greece.


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