Vladimir Dolgov was born under the signs of Aries, in 1953, precisely
100 years after the birth of Van Gogh. These two circumstances are
determinative in the life of the painter. The fire of Aries and phantom
of Van Gogh flame up palette of "The Russian Van Gogh" of the end of
XXth century. In 1998 the newspaper “Petrovskiy courier ” wrote about
the painter: “The style of the master is called by art’s critics as an
intellectual expressionism. Vladimir is a true Russian painter. He
opens a mysterious world, the name of which - Russian Soul. The color
of Aries is red, what means in russian beautiful and heartfelt. The way
of “Russian Van Gogh” is difficult and tragic. These words of Van Gogh
are close to him: “We, artists of modern society are only broken
Vladimir graduated from Saint-Petersburg Architectural College and the
Art department of Saint-Petersburg Pedagogical University. He was a
participant of underground exhibitions. He taught painting in art
colleges and schools of Saint-Petersburg.
1979 – 2000
He is becoming well known.
Five museums of the former USSR have bought his
pictures. 129 pictures were bought by the USA citizen - V.Å.
Smolkin. 30 pictures were purchased by Doctor Iochim Muller, Trier,
Germany. 10 masterpieces were bought by Madam Vicky Zaltsman, Toronto,
Canada. Madam Monika Link, a representative of the optical company "Carl
Zeiss", Germany has ordered a portrait. Vladimir’s pictures were
displayed together with the pictures of the famous Russian artists of
the XIX - XX centuries such as: Benois, Lancere and Serebrjakowa. Since
1973 till 2000 "Russian Van Gogh" painted about 6000 pictures.
Vladimir Dolgov is 58 years old. He lives and works in Saint-Petersburg.