Nina Pavlovna Volkova (1917-1993)
AKA Nina Pavlivna Volkov & Nina Pavlyvna Volkov
Ukrainian artist Nina Pavlovna Volkov was born on January 28, 1917, in the village of Uber, Ukraine. She began formal fine art training at the age 15. In 1936, Volkov graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk Art College, where she studied with Mykhailo Panin. She was active in the Kiev art scene, and in 1944, enrolled in Kiev Art Academy. Volkov graduated in 1946, and that same year began exhibiting her tender portraits, for which she was known.
Volkova worked in the field of easel painting, and was a master of genre painting, still life, and landscape. Her major works are, In the Days of the German Occupation (1946), Girls of Krasnodon (1947), On the Day Off on the Dnieper (1951), Farmers’ Collective Farm(1960), Portrait of General F. T. Umansky (1964–1965), among others. She lived and worked in Kiev, where she died in 1993.
Volkova’s works are represented in museums, galleries, and private collections in Ukraine, the United States, and Europe. Three of her portraits are included in this exhibition.