Painter. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR. Associate Professor. Honored artist of Russia.
In 1954 he graduated from MGHI them. VI Surikov in the Studio of Professor E. A. Kibrik, in 1957 he graduated from.
Taught since 1957, Professor of drawing in MGHI them. V. I. Surikov. A veteran of WWII. The artist was a regular participant of all-Union, all-Russia and foreign exhibitions. S. Chirkov paintings are in private collections in Russia and abroad (England, France, Spain, Germany).
Honored artist of the RSFSR. Professor.
In 1942-1945 he fought in the Second Ukrainian front. Made many sketches and drawings of life at the front.
In 1946 he participated in the exhibition of military artists of the southern group of Soviet troops, which took place in Romania.
In 1948, at the request of S. V. Gerasimov was prematurely demobilized and joined the graphic Department of the Moscow State Art Institute. V. I. Surikov, which he graduated with honors in 1954 at the Studio of E. A. Kibrik (thesis "the Song of the Volga").
From 1956 to 1994, he taught drawing at the Institute, including in the workshop VG Tsyplakova, was the Dean
in the painting Department. For several years he was Deputy Minister of culture of the RSFSR.
In 1975 at the initiative of the artist in the village of Panfilovo, was created first in the Vladimir region
rural art gallery.
Solo exhibitions were held in Moscow (1974, 1984, 2005) and repeatedly in Murom.
Works are kept in the Murom historical Museum, Samara art gallery.