Vladimir Nikolayovich Afanasiev (1949)
A Ukrainian graphic artist and painter, author of numerous art books. Born in Odessa. In 1971 he graduated Odessa national polytechnic university (graphic arts faculty).
He initiated the creation of the Artsiz Art School in Odessa region, worked there as a director as well. Exhibitor of numerous all-union, republican and international exhibitions (1970).
He lives and works in Odessa. His works are presented in the museums of art of Odessa and also in the private collections in Ukraine, France, Great Britain, Germany, USA and other countries.
A brilliant representative of the South Russian school of painting.
He was born in the village of Limanskoe near Odessa (1945). In 1971 he graduated from GOAC and in 1977 from KAI. He has been a member of NUAU since 1988. He is an Honored Artist of Ukraine. He takes part in regional, all-Ukrainian and international exhibitions. His works are kept in prestigious museums in Ukraine and abroad and in various private collections.
Prokopenko’s paintings are individual and recognisable: bright, sensuous colour, powerful sound of pure colours – red, bronze, emerald.
Participated in 234 exhibitions. His paintings are selling successfully worldwide.