1901-3-2. Painter. Thesis in the CVC "Change".
Vladimir Pakulin was extremely demanding of himself an artist. "The scary thing when the artist himself admitted," - he wrote at a time of artistic maturity. Studied Pakulin in CUTR (1916-22) in A. E. Karev and V. V. Lebedev, then in VKhUTEMAS - Vhuteine(1922-25) under A. E. Karev and Alexander Savinov, combining education with training Courses mastery of stage productions, organized in 1918 by V. E. Meyerhold in Petrograd.
Participated in the design of mass celebrations devoted to the October anniversaries. In his early paintings pakulina significantly influence spatial concept K. S. Petrov-Vodkin: intentionally broken space, the geometric forms. In 1926 the artist was actively involved in the creation and creative life of the Association "Circle of artists", aims to go "through the picture to the style of the era."
In the years 1927-32 was Chairman of this Association. Developed the idea of a monumental early art 1920s-30s, referring to "sources" - old fresco with its strict and restrained simplicity. In 1926-27, he worked on his software product "Reaper", giving it all the passion of a formal theoretical quest of the previous years. Supplied the painting of a Manifesto-a description of the tasks, drop to the canvas. The Manifesto ended with the postulate: "At the heart: mind control in equal hierarchy with associations of nature".
In the 1930s Pakulin has dramatically changed the style of writing and the scope of the theoretical quest. "You need to learn first and foremost from nature," wrote the artist in diary notes, when defining that a direct ability to see the nature is the most precious thing in the works.
During these years he went on a creative trip to the Donbass, performed a number of works on industrial themes ("factory Workshop "electric power"" etc.). Worked as part of a team of artists on a mural "Cotton" in Moscow (1935), "Physical education" for the Soviet pavilion at the world exhibition 1937 in Paris. During the war, the artist remained in the besieged city, created in the gouaches of the "chronicle" of the blockade. After the war, realized himself in the urban landscape, sought transfer of the color space of the architectural environment of the city, highlighting the dominance of architectural forms.