Vladimir Shcherban

Vladimir Shcherban

Vladimir Yakovlevich Shcherban was born in 1919 in the city of Lubny (now part of the Poltavskaya Oblast, Ukraine). During World War II, he fought on the Stalingrad front, where he led his regiment and was a sergeant. He was awarded the war's highest-order medals, the Red Star medal, the medal "For Victory over Germany in World War II, 1941-1945" as well as others. He graduated in 1950 from the Moscow City Art School for Disabled WWII Veterans, under the direction of the Moscow Art Executive Committee. He studied under the professors I. Zakharov and K. Morozov. He has been exhibiting his works in juried exhibitions since 1954. In 1964 he became a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. His paintings of genre scenes, portraits, and landscapes are drawn primarily from his painting excursions to the Caucus Mountains, the Crimea, as well as areas around Moscow and the Ukraine. Shcherban has otherwise devoted his works to historical-revolutionary themes and to the theme of World War II.

His best known works are: The Sea (1964), Portrait of Mother (1965), At the Dacha (1965), A Meeting with Youth (1976), Awakening (1980), A Sunny Day (1980), The Last Snow (1980).

Exhibitions partial list

Awards:(partial list)

Invited to join the Soviet Artists' Guild, 1970
Member of the Artists' Division of the Communist Party bureau of the Soviet Russian Republic
Various awards and degrees from the Soviet Artists' Guild, the Moscow Artists' Guild, the Russian Republic, and the Artists' Groups of the Russian Republic

Exhibitions:(partial list)

1978, First solo exhibition