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Lomakin, Oleg

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Builder, 1960
Oleg Lomakin - Builder, 1960

SOLD 39 3/8" x 31 3/8"    oil on canvas signed  

Oleg Lomakin - Family

39 3/8″ x 31 1/2″    oil on canvas   signed  

Girl in a Scarf, 1961
Oleg Lomakin - Girl in a Scarf, 1961

 SOLD 14" x 19"   oil on canvas signed  

Holiday, 1970
Oleg Lomakin - Holiday, 1970

39″ x 56″  oil on canvas signed 

To the Kolkhoz
Oleg Lomakin - To the Kolkhoz

41 1/4″ x 35 3/4″       oil     signed

Oleg Lomakin - Milkmaid


Old Ladoga
Oleg Lomakin - Old Ladoga

SOLD 18" x 21 1/2" oil on board signed 1965

Winter, 1964
Oleg Lomakin - Winter, 1964

SOLD 25 1/2" x 37 1/2"  oil on canvas signed   

Shostakovich and Mravinsky (variant)
Oleg Lomakin - Shostakovich and Mravinsky (variant)


Artist, Oleg Lomakin
Oleg Lomakin - Artist, Oleg Lomakin


Oleg Lomakin - Dancing

SOLD 19 1/4" x 23"  oil on board  signed  1956

Portrait of Wife
Oleg Lomakin - Portrait of Wife

SOLD 19 1/4" x 15 3/8" oil on board signed 1964

Window to the Garden
Oleg Lomakin - Window to the Garden


Steel Worker Reading Pravda
Oleg Lomakin - Steel Worker Reading Pravda

SOLD 49 5/8″ x 39 3/8″  oil on canvas  signed  1965


Oleg Lomakin - Cossacks

SOLD 25 5/8″ x 41 7/8″   oil on canvas   signed   1950′s  





1924 - 2011

Lomakin was born in Krasny Kholm, in Tver Region on August 26, 1924.  At the age of 16, he studied at the High School of Arts in Leningrad and continued his stay until the school was evacuated to Smarkand in February 1942.  He enlisted in the Great Patriotic War in 1942, was seriously injured the following year, and received the First Class Partiotic War Order and Medal For Bravery.  In 1944, he returned to the High School of Arts, which had relocated back to Leningrad.

Oleg graduated from the the I. E. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in the B.V. Ioganson workshop in 1952.  Among his teachers were Scholokhov, Bernstein, Anisovich, Mikhailov and Zaitsev.  "The best memories I have are associated with Zaitsev, both as a man and as a teacher."  In 1952, he also joined the Leningrad Chapter of the Russian Artists Union.

In 1978, Lomakin won a Kirov Factory Prize and in 1981 he was named Honorable Artist of Russia.  He has participated in national, republican and local exhibits in Leningrad, and international exhibits in Finland, Germany, France, Spain and Japan.

Authored by N.G.. Moiseyeva, Lomakin’s album-monograph was published in Leingrad in 1991.  Lomakin comments, "I am a realist.  I like to paint interesting people. I like to paint landscapes, too.  I have painted many subjects, but I like working on portraits the most.  It seems to me that the graphic art should be diversified.  Everybody sees in his own, different way.  And this diversity, this ‘dispute’, can result in interesting productions.  However, I think that the sense of life, the presence of live nature, is indispensable in painting; for nothing is more beautiful than nature."

Lomakin died in St. Petersburg in 2011.

His work is included in the Fleischer Museum Collection. 

He is listed on page 189 of Matthew Bown's, A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters.