The famous Leningrad painter, graphic artist, muralist Victor Alexeevich Tatarenko was born. july 3, 1950 in Donetsk. Since 1985 member of the Union of Artists. The State Russian Museum acquired a painting by Tatarenko VA for the first time in 1988. He was awarded the Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II degree (Presidential Decree 09.08.2019 № 373), gold medal of the Russian Academy of Arts, a diploma of the Government of St. Petersburg. The artist's paintings are in museums and private collections in Russia and abroad, including the State Russian Museum, the State Hermitage Museum (branch "Hermitage-Vyborg"), the State Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg, the State Museum-reserve "Peterhof", the Russian Ministry of Culture, Museum of Western and Eastern Art, Odessa; Museum of the Black Sea Fleet, Art Museum of them. The Museum of the Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol, the National Watercolor Museum, Mexico City (Mexico), the Ussi Valamo Religious Center, (Finland), the Zetlin Museum of Russian Art, Ramat Gan (Israel), etc. "The talent of Victor Tatarenko as a muralist is evident in every stroke and composition" (A. Raskin, Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation). "V.A. Tatarenko's works testify to his careful touch and involvement in the traditional values of national culture, their moral foundations" (N. Kuteynikova, Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation).