Vladimir Hozatski was born in 1955 in St. #Petersburg #Russia. He graduated in 1981 from the St. #Petersburgacademy of Fine #Arts, and, in 1985 he became a member of the artist’s league of Russia. Vladimir has worked to develop a #painting style based on the techniques of the old #Dutch and #Flemish masters that is very much his own. The innumerable hours he has spent studying classical works of art and restoring centuries-old paintings are plainly evident upon examination of Vladimir’s work.
Well-known in his native #Russia, as well as abroad, Vladimir has received numerous accolades for his work. One of the major commissions he received was a request, in 1985, from then-#PresidentMikhailGorbachev for Vladimir and his father #Guenrich to #paint the interior walls of the President’s Black Sea summer dacha in the #Crimea. For the reception area, known as the Tea Room, President and Mrs. #Gorbachev commissioned from Guenrich the triptych “Gurzuf”, and for the lobby, commissioned from Vladimir the triptych “Yalta”.
It took the father and son three years to complete the project, and in January of 1989 they traveled the dacha to install the works. These paintings have been viewed by diplomats and dignitaries from all over the world. After the dissolution of the #Sovietunion the Crimea was returned to the #Ukraine, and the dacha became #Ukrainianstate property. It is still used today for international functions.
This commission was the highest honor for an artist in the Soviet Union, and was a very important landmark in young Vladimir’s career.
Another notable commission procured by Vladimir and his father was a request from the Soviet government to recreate the stolen paintings and walls from the “lost forever” Amber Panel Room in the Catherine the Great Summer Palace near St. Petersburg. During World War II, panels of amber mosaic, together with a number of 18th century paintings, were removed by the Nazi from the walls of the room and hidden somewhere near the city of #Koenigsberg in #Germany. After the war, these were never recovered, and Vladimir and his father Guenrich Hozatski were
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