Vladimir Dolgov was born under the sign of Aries, in 1953 - precisely 100 years after the birth of Van Gogh. These two circumstances are determinative in the life of this impressionistic painter. The fire of Aries and the phantom of Van Gogh flame up the palette of "The Russian Van Gogh" at the end of 20th century. In 1998, the newspaper "Petrovskiy Courier" wrote about the Dolgov: "The style of the master is called by art's critics as an intellectual expressionism."
Vladimir Dolgov is a true Russian painter. He opens a mysterious world, the name of which is "Russian Soul". The color of Aries is red, which means beautiful and heartfelt in Russian. The way of "The Russian Van Gogh" is difficult and tragic. These words of Van Gogh are close to him: "We, artists of modern society are only broken vessels."
Vladimir Dolgov graduated from Saint Petersburg Architectural College and the Art department of Saint Petersburg Pedagogical University. Dolgov was a participant of underground exhibitions. He taught painting in art colleges and schools of Saint Petersburg.
The "Russian Van Gogh" is becoming well known. Five museums of the former USSR have bought his pictures. The USA citizen - V. A. Smolkin, bought 129 pictures. Doctor Lochim Muller, Trier, Germany, purchased 30 pictures. Madam Vicky Zaltsman, Toronto, Canada, bought 10 masterpieces. Madam Monika Link, a representative of the optical company "Carl Zeiss", Germany has ordered a portrait. Vladimir Dolgov's paintings were displayed together with the artwork of the famous Russian artists of the XIX-XX centuries such as: Benois, Lancere, and Serebrjakowa. Between 1973 and 2000, Vladimir Dolgov painted about 6000 pictures. Now "The Russian Van Gogh" is 58 years old. He lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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