Petr Zverkhovsky

(1942 - 2020)
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About the artist

Petr Efimovich Zverkhovsky was born on September 8, 1942 in the village of Izabelovka (Zhabelevka), Vinnitsa region in Western Ukraine, into a peasant family.

In 1961, Petr Zverkhovsky entered the art and graphic faculty of the Krasnodar Pedagogical Institute, since 1962 he studied at the Kiev State Art Institute (department of easel painting), and after graduating in 1967 he entered the Leningrad Mukhina Higher Art and Industrial School to the department of monumental painting.

In 1973, at the invitation of the regional branch of the Union of Artists, Peter Zverkhovsky arrived in Volgograd and began work as a muralist. In the 70s and 80s, Petr Zverkhovsky created a large number of paintings and graphics that did not find understanding among officials. Even the easel works, created by the artist specifically for the 60th anniversary of the October Revolution, “The First Decrees of Soviet Power” – “Decree on Land” and “Decree on Peace” were indignantly rejected by the exhibition committee. Petr Zverkhovsky was accused of promoting “formalism” under the guise of a “Soviet” theme. Until the beginning of the 90s, the works of Peter Zverkhovsky were not exhibited.

After 1991, the situation has changed rapidly. Since 1992, Petr Zverkhovsky’s works have been presented at more than 60 exhibitions in Russia, Germany, USA, Spain, Italy and Ukraine. From the beginning of the 2000s until his death, the artist was supported by the Seven Winds Charitable Art Foundation.

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Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    The space and time of Petr Zverkhovsky Volgograd State Mashkov Museum of Fine Arts (Volgograd, Russia)
  • 2014
    Petr Zverkhovsky "And that means that only the illusion and the road remain..." Volgograd State Mashkov Museum of Fine Arts (Volgograd, Russia)
  • 2012
    Petr Zverkhovsky "Who knows - eternity or just a moment" Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2011
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition EXPO-88 (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2007
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition (Potsdam, Germany)
  • 2004
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition (Werder, Germany)
  • 2004
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition (Brandenburg, Germany)
  • 2003
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2002
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Exhibition in the hall of the City of Kiev Architectural Department (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • 1997
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition (Ferrara, Italy)
  • 1993
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition (Madrid - Santader, Spain)
  • 1993
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition (Hannover, Germany)
  • 1992
    Petr Zverkhovsky. Solo exhibition All-Russian Union of Artists Exhibition Hall (Volgograd, Russia)
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Group Exibitions

  • 2016
    Virtual dialogues Saratov State Radishchev Art Museum (Saratov, Russia)
  • 2014
    Through the time. Nostalgic walks through the disappearing cultural landscape (P. Zverkhovsky, G. Vyatkin, V. Babin, A. Bukh, V. Dynnikov and V. Lukka) Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2013
    Great-grandchildren of the Jacks. Artist. Fate. Time. Petr Zverkhovsky and Gleb Vyatkin Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2013
    Jack of diamonds. Postscript. Petr Zverkhovsky and Gleb Vyatkin Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2012
    ArtGraph New Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2011
    XVI Art Manezh Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2010
    XV Art Manezh Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2010
    Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2010
    Artesania New Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2009
    XIV Art Manezh Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2009
    ArtGraph New Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2008
    International Art Salon Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2008
    Artesania New Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2007
    ArtGraph New Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2007
    The First Moscow Art Festival Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2006
    Urbi et Orbi Info Space Exhibition Center (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2006
    The crossroads of centuries. Versions. Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2006
    The Spot. The Figure. The Subject. Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2005
    The modest charm of painting Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2005
    Through the space and time. Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2005
    The best art galleries. IV Art Salon Info Space Exhibition Center (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2004
    The best art galleries. II Art Salon Info Space Exhibition Center (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2003
    Art Lux (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2003
    Cultural Roadside Picnic (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2003
    VIII Art Manezh New Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2002
    VII Art Manezh New Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2001
    VI Art Manezh New Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2001
    International Art Salon Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
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