oil on board, 14.5″ x 19.25″


oil on board, 13.75″ x 16″

Ivan Tikhi was born in 1927 in Savyntsi, Kharkov region of the Ukraine. Showing a promise for art, he undertook formal art training at the Kiev Art Institute where he graduated in 1953. During his life he worked mostly in Kiev, Ukraine as a portraitist and landscape artist. Tikhi received many state honors and awards including the title, “People’s Artist of the USSR” in 1964. During the same year, he accepted a professorship at the Kiev Art Institute, where he remained until 1982.

Tikhi’s house in Kharkov became the “Museum of I.A. Tikhi” in honor of his accomplishments. His paintings are included in many major museum collections throughout Russia, including the Sevastopolski Museum of Art and the National Museum of Art. Paintings by Tikhi are currently viewed in the St. Petersburg Academy as an example of the socialist realism style.