b. 1943 in Novo-Pushkarivka, Ukraine
Volodymir Makarenko studied at the Art School of Dnipropetrovsk and the Mukhina Institute of Applied Arts in Leningrad, graduating in 1969. In 1973, he was forced to leave Leningrad as he was a member of the nonconformist art faction, the Leningrad Group. Makarenko then settled in Tallinn, Estonia, where he regularly participated in local group exhibitions. In 1975, he earned the First Prize in the Biennale of Graphic Arts in Yugoslavia. Soon after, in 1979, he had two solo shows in both Tallinn and Paris, France. Between 1979 and 1980 he exhibited in Munich, Germany, and London, England, as well as the American states of New York, Washington and Ohio.
Today, Makarenko resides in Paris, where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Mes Larmes, 1982
Oil on canvas
32” x 51”
Gift of the artist