Born in 1930 into a peasant family. He spent his childhood in an orphanage, then - the Great Patriotic war, so the study began at the age of 28 years. He graduated from the Moscow num them. Krupskaya in 1968. The member of Union of artists since 1984. Honored artist of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The artist's works were presented at the exhibition "Energy of the Crimea" TG (2003). Lives and works in Yevpatoria.
Vladimir Filatov studied at the Moscow Central house of folk art, University of the arts. Krupskaya until 1968. On the first work ("the harvest", 1957, "Winter in my town", 1971) was inspired by van Gogh, whose influence Filatov its thick, impasto brushwork.
Since 1954, Vladimir lived in Evpatoria. This largely reflected the work – in marine scenes you can see the change of mood from the storms before the calm ("Spring day", 1980, "evening at the sea", 1990).
Recognition came to Filatov after 40 years of hard work and development of the undoubted talent. The artist's works can be found in the collections of not only Ukrainian connoisseurs of art, but also abroad. In 2003 he held a solo exhibition of Vladimir Filatov in the Tretyakov gallery.