Impressionist paintings by Vladimir Volegov featuring stunning, rich depictions of women exploring European cities and romantic street scenes.
Vladimir was born in the city of Khabarovsk, on December 19, 1957. When he was two years old, his mother abandoned his father, took her son and moved to Sverdlovsk (formerly, Yekaterinburg). From then on, the family had often relocated from one place to another. His mother wanted Vladimir to become a doctor, but he had a strongly pronounced desire to paint. He was remarkably diligent and observant. While at school, his teachers often asked him to help create visual aids, and he earned his first money for drawing the slogan "Long Live the First of May!" when he was 13.
At the age of 14, he started to paint 3m cinema posters, which later often added something special to the youth parties. In the city of Krivoi Rog, Vladimir entered an arts school, and during his time there, he discovered the art of many classical painters. The works by Ilya Repin and Valentin Serov had a particular effect on him.
Since then he has exhibited internationally in prestigious institutions throughout Europe and Russia and developed a significant following in the United States for his contemporary take on classical impressionist portraiture.