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Herman
Andreevich Malkov

Russia 
born in 1926
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Born in 1926 In the city of Lysva of the Ekaterinburg province. In 1951 he graduated from the painting Department of the Leningrad art school (nowadays named after V. Serov), worked as a teacher in the Urals, then – art-graphic faculty of the Moscow pedagogical Institute.

Then moved to Kramatorsk. Ukraine became his second home. Worked as a teacher in an industrial College, gave lessons in the art Studio House of pioneers, taught in art school. Traveled almost the entire Soviet Union. Collecting materials for creative work, visited the Urals, Siberia, Ukraine, Crimea, the Caucasus, the Baltic, and from North to South.

Participated in exhibitions in Donetsk, Kramatorsk, Simferopol, Perm, Leningrad, Kiev, Lysva. The artist's paintings are in Kramatorsk art Museum, in private collections in USA, Canada, Germany, and Spain. He had many disciples in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Landscape paintings from the G. A. Malkov innumerable. And each canvas as a new revelation, changing every second, perfect in its diversity the face of Nature, engraved by the artist, who is able to see not only the outside, but the inner essence of the depicted. In this Herman A. harmonious and natural.

Walking along the trails of nature and as a mediator in the communication with the man, the artist, one way or another, addresses the root cause of the existence of the world – to God...

Herman A. carried God in his heart carefully, despite the hypocritical bans, even to say the word... He always remembered how it sounded 2,000 years ago: "And we know the love that God has for us, and believe in it. God is love, and whoever abides in love, abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected in us that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because in this world do like him. In love there is no fear, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear hath torment: he who fears has not been perfected in love..."

In the last years of his life, Herman A., wrote the icons for the impoverished churches. Remember – in the old days the icon was entrusted to writing not everyone – only those who are "pure of heart and thoughts th..."

...For his life, Herman A. built a house, raised a garden (Oh, what sort of apples!), met the right woman and raised children. At the completion of his third solo exhibition, which proved to be his last, Herman A. was going part of their work to send to St. Petersburg, where he became established as an artist. Because – "the sun rises and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises..."

(from the article "Road to life" Valentina Zorina)

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