Nikolai Petrovich Glushchenko
- The Order Of The Red Banner Of Labour (1960)
- The winner of the Shevchenko National Prize (1972)
- People's Artist of Ukrainian SSR (1944)
- People's Artist of USSR (1976)
Nikolai Glushchenko has been not only one of the most prominent Soviet Ukrainian artists during his lifetime, but he also remains highly recognised posthumously. He was an intelligent, greatly talented, sophisticated aesthete, who was absorbing new trends in art and able to maintain amicable relations with quite diverse people. Glushchenko was not only an outstanding artist but also, by virtue of his courage and keen mind, he worked for the Soviet intelligence. It was Glushchenko, who one of the first had the opportunity to inform the Soviet government about the upcoming attack of Nazi Germany. However, first and foremost, Glushchenko has dedicated his life to art. He began his artistic career during working in the Neue Sachlichkeit style (New Objectivity), the German modernist movement associated with the movement of Realism in the 1920s, during his Berlin period. Then, after encountering the artistic scene in Paris, Glushchenko was fascinated by post-impressionism. One of his favourite genres was the landscape. Many French, Italian, Dutch and Ukrainian landscapes were repeatedly created during the artist's lifetime. He also was often attracted to still life, nude, and portraiture.