Konstantin Lomykin

 

                                                  

Lomykin was extremely prolific and worked in a number of genres; landscape, thematic, portraits, nudes and still life. Lomykin was at home in almost all media; however, the majority of his works are in oil, pastel and watercolour. Lomykin lived to paint and his enormous legacy now adorns museums, government offices, institutions, galleries and private collections throughout the world. His last paintings were done in pastel as the inertia created between the crayon and paper helped control the tremor from which he suffered due to Parkinson’s disease. Lomykin passed away in 1993.


A few of the one man shows include Kharkov, Kiev and Odessa in 1953, Kiev and Odessa in 1974, Gekkoso Gallery in Tokyo in 1979 and 1981.

Konstantin Lomykin was born in 1924 in the small town of Glukhov (Ukraine); then, of the former U.S.S.R. An early proclivity found Lomykin studying art and in 1951 he graduated from the Odessa Art College completing his degree under the tutelage of Poplavsky, Sheluto and Muchnik. Lomykin gained notoriety immediately, becoming recognized for his unique style among Soviet Impressionists. A brilliant colourist, his works

demonstrate a courage and boldness  all his own. In 1969 he gained the attention and approval of the authorities thus allowing him privilege not afforded everyone. Lomykin won many accolades and awards both within the old U.S.S.R.and since throughout the world. Most recently one of his paintings was

featured as the centerpiece of the advertising program for Artexpo/93 in New York city.