Leškin, Viktor (1914-1998)

Leškin, Viktor (1914-1998). Winter Landscape (1960)

Leshkin Viktor, artist. Born on August 25, 1914 in the village of Gorbatitsy. He graduated from Pechersk 1st school. In 1936 he graduated from the State Artistic and Industrial School with a degree in decorative painting, then in 1949 he graduated from the Tallinn State Institute of Applied Arts, where he studied sculpture. But he became known as a painter. Victor Leshkin worked as a decorator at the Estonian Drama Theater in Tallinn from 1938 to 1941. In 1968 he became an assistant professor. Since 1945. He is a member of the Estonian Artists’ Union.
Viktor Leshkin taught for several decades (1946-75) at the Tallinn State Art Institute.
His work is dominated by the genre of landscape, which reflects the changing direction of the era. In the 1960s, the artist moved to a more generalized, epic approach.
Leshkin’s paintings of different decades have a very wide range of subjects and in several different genres. The scope of his work is diverse – from documentary views of urban and industrial landscapes to emotional bouquets with wildflowers. The picturesque legacy of Viktor Leshkin is permeated with a realistic style that accompanies both his oil paintings and charcoal drawings and watercolors. The color of Leshkin’s works is predominantly warm and ocher, which, in addition to a pleasant composition, is accompanied by a pleasant humorous lightness.