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Vladimir Merkulov

Autobiography

I was born in August 1st, 1962 in Kursk.
1979-1983 studied in the MOGIFK.
1983-1985 served in air defence.
In 1990 I have met with painter Lev Ryabov and was taken with painting, then in 1994 I have entered in Academy of Fine Arts of Maxim Konchalovsky, and got a 2-year course of honoured painter of Russia Anatolii Vorobjov. On the fifth year of studying in the Academy I have entered into the study of Aleksandr Volkov and have studied there over two years more.
In 1997 I have become a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the International Federation of Artists. At the same time I have opened art-studio Olympia for children.
From 2003 I am a free painter, do my job, take part in various exhibitions.
From 2006 I am a member of the Professional Union of Artists of Russia (current rank 4 ""). Member of the International Art Foundation.
My works are in private collections in Russia, Ukrain, Germany, Portugal, USA and also in the Banja Luka city museum in Serbia.