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Kostenko Anatoly

Kostenko Anatoly Alexandrovych 03/29/1920 – 02/23/1997 Soviet artist. Member of the Second World War, awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the second degree, medals. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1963. A brilliant colorist who prefers a landscape genre. His works, written in the style of post-impressionism, are easily recognizable. Member of art exhibitions since 1952. The works are stored in the art museum in the Dnieper (Ukraine), Kanevsky Reserve, private collections around the world. The paintings were successfully sold at auctions in Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Russia and Ukraine (for example:
http://www.artnet.com/artists/anatoli-kostenko/; https://www.blouinartinfo.com/artists/anatoli-kostenko-100684).
The last exhibition of works 03.04.2015 at the Museum of Ukrainian Painting on the 95th anniversary of the artist.

Victoria Kostenko

Victoria Kostenko (1927 – 2015), an outstanding artist of the region of the Dnipropetrovsk region in eastern Ukraine. She was a rare Soviet woman whose talent was astounded. It is noteworthy that she managed to get closer to patriarchal men who did not like women at all. Nevertheless, Victoria enjoyed great respect as a master artist and continued her career, despite her gender.

Victoria Kostenko – Ukrainian and Russian artist, painter, graphic artist. Born in 1927 in Kamyshlov, Sverdlovsk Region, Russia. In 1949 she graduated from the Sverdlovsk Art College and continued her education in Estonia (the city of Tartu). Member of art exhibitions since 1956. Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1971. Her works were acquired by the Dnepropetrovsk Art Museum, the Kirovograd Gallery “Elisavetgrad” and private collectors from all over Europe.
Victoria Kostenko is included in the “Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Painting of the Twentieth Century, 1900–1980” by Matthew Callern Bown (p. 162).
One of Victoria’s paintings “Portrait of a Boy” was sold at an auction in Moscow in 2012 for $ 8,294 https://artinvestment.ru/auctions/83440
All photos are relevant, so you buy what you see in the photo.

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