Exhibitions

Themed exhibition
ôVolodymyr Fedorov: the artist and timeö
to the 100th anniversary

    The exposition of the themed exhibition ôVolodymyr Fedorov: the artist and timeö dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the artist consists of paintings and graphic works of a well-known painter of our town Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Fedorov from the museum collection Modern Ukrainian Visual Art, and also unique original photographs and documents of the artist that were given to the museum by his widow Nina Heorhiivna Fedorova. The most noticeable items are family photographs, a letter from the painter to his mother from the line written on January 23, 1944, and copies of postal cards from Henrich Neuhaus and his mother Olha Mykhailivna dated by the 1930s.
    Fedorov Volodymyr Oleksandrovych (07.02.1920 ľ 25.08.1986) was born in the town of Yelisavethrad (now Kropyvnytskyi). In 1940, graduated from Odesa Art College. A participant of the Second World War was awarded orders and medals. Since 1978, a member of the Union of Artists of USSR. Was an active participant of all-Union, republican, and regional art exhibitions. The heritage of the artist consists of more than one thousand paintings and graphic works that are kept in Kirovohrad Regional Art Museum, O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum, Museum of Musical Culture named after K.Shymanovskyi, Literary and Memorial Museum of I.Karpenko-Karyi, and private collections.
    The life and work of the painter were complicated and thorny. His childhood and youth were spent in the house that was located near the townhouse of famous composers Gustav and Olha Neuhaus because his grandmother worked there as a housekeeper. This family had a great influence on the worldview of the future artist. Gustav Neuhaus was the first to note absolute ear in V.Fedorov and advised him to study music seriously after he had finished musical school in piano class. But the love of drawing won. The first lessons in painting V.Fedorov got from the sister of G.Neuhausĺs wife ľ Dora Przhshykhovska, a graduate of Munich Academy of Fine Arts.
    V.Fedorov belongs to the generation affected by war; he participated in battles from the very start because in 1940 he started to serve in Red Army after graduating from Art College. He was discharged only in 1947. He had his notebook and pencil with him throughout the war. After returning to the native town, V.Fedorov worked as a painter in the Local History Museum and then in Art and Industrial Studios.
    The jubilee exhibition presents more than 40 studies of different years. Among them are numerous landscapes including a sketch with a pencil from the frontline notebook of 1944, sceneries of the native town, floral still lifes, self-portraits, and portraits of different people ľ mother, grandmother, wife, created in the 1950s. A portrait gallery of the soviet youth of the mid-1970s created in watercolor technique is an interesting object in terms of art and history. It reconstructs the time when a painter lived and worked, celebrating beauty and grandeur of peaceful life with love to the native land and belief in a good future for the next generations.


Poster of the exhibition

Fragments of the exposition of the exhibition

Self-portrait
1948
Pencil on paper
27§20 cm
The village
of Pidklynnia

1944
Pencil on paper
18,5§14,5 cm
My grandmother
1948
Oil on canvas
44§31 cm
Local History
Museum. Porch

1948
Watercolor on paper
25§20 cm

Portrait of
S.O.Puzenkin

1949
Indian ink, pen on paper
26§20 cm
Portrait of
Vasyl Lobunko

1949
Indian ink, pen on paper
26§20 cm
Fedorov V.O., Vintenko B.M.
Double portrait
of the artists

1949
Indian ink, pen on paper
20§26 cm
Self-portrait
1949
Oil on cardboard
26§30 cm

May
1949
Watercolor on paper
20,5§26 cm
Scenery of the town of Kirovograd
1940s
Watercolor on paper
11,5§21 cm
Fedorova Anastasiia
Mykytivna the artistĺs mother

1950
Pencil on paper
29,5§20 cm
Spring watercolors
1950
Watercolor on paper
20§28,5 cm

Steps of the Local
History Museum from
the backyard

1951
Watercolor on paper
28§20 cm
Womanĺs
portrait

1956
Oil on cardboard
32§25 cm
Spring
1956
Oil on cardboard
25§21 cm
Portrait of
N.G.Fedorova

1957
Indian ink, pen on paper
27§20,5 cm

Portrait of a wife
1957
Indian ink, pen on paper
21§28 cm
Zaslavskyĺs house
1959
Oil on cardboard
19§27 cm
Palanga
1959
Oil on cardboard
32§24 cm
Housewife
1960s
Indian ink, pen on paper
30§23 cm

Womanĺs portrait
1960s
Watercolor on paper
33§26 cm
Balconies.
Cheremushki.

1960s
Watercolors on cardboard
58§22 cm
Festive day
1960s
Watercolor on paper
51,5§27,5 cm
Portrait of a wife
1962
Pencil on paper
29,5§20 cm

Suburbs of
Kirovograd

1965
Watercolor on paper
43§31 cm
Chrysanthemums
1966
Watercolor on paper
58,5§41,5 cm
Harvest
1968
Oil on cardboard
31§45 cm
Suburbs of the town
of Svitlovodsk

1960s - 1970s
Oil on cardboard
36§50 cm

Two
1973-1974
Watercolors on cardboard
42§37 cm
Student
1973-1974
Watercolor on paper
55§38 cm
Student
1973-1974
Watercolor on paper
36§48 cm
Girl by the table
1973-1974
Watercolor on paper
36§48 cm

Student
1973-1974
Watercolor on paper
36§48 cm
Sitter
1973-1974
Watercolor on paper
48§36 cm
At the brake
1973-1974
Watercolor on paper
48§36 cm
My contemporary
1973-1974
Watercolors on cardboard
48§36 cm

Portrait of a man
1974
Oil on canvas
46§33,5 cm
Young man
1973-1974
Gouache on paper
55§38 cm
Worker
1973-1974
Gouache on paper
57§37 cm
In the evening
1948
Watercolor on paper
38§51 cm

April
1980
Oil on cardboard
45§30 cm
Suburbs of Kirovograd,
the river of Bianka

1980
Oil on cardboard
27§45 cm
Still life.
Chrysanthemums and roses

1983
Oil on cardboard
50§39 cm
Self-portrait
1986
Oil on cardboard
43,5§24 cm