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Viktor Butko

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Main Street

Main Street

25 x 30, Oil

VIKTOR BUTKO was born in 1978 in Moscow into a family of artists. He

often visited the studio of his grandfather, the famous artist Victor

Chulovich, and watched him in the act of painting. As you may imagine,

this inspired Butko to start painting himself. His first steps in art were

directed by his grandfather and his parents, artists Nickolay Butko and

Marina Chulovich, both graduates of the Imperial Stroganov Art School. 

He then studied under the Russian Academy of Arts at the Moscow

Academy Art Lyceum from 1989-1994. After graduation from art school,
Butko went to Vishny Volochok.

Butko’s first solo show was held in the United States, in 2002 at the

McCarthey Gallery, one of the foremost dealers in the United States for

Russian Impressionist Art. Later, in 2016, he took part in an international

plein air event, which was organized by American painter Ben Fenske

and art dealer Laura Grenning. As a result of this Russian-American

Painting Alliance a large exhibition was held in the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor.

 

His work can also be found in the Vyshniy Volochek Museum Collection, Collection of the IRRA, as well as private collections in Russia, China, and the United States. Butko regularly paints in Sag Harbor and Maine as well as Russia and Italy. He lives with his wife, Kelly Carmody, in Waltham Massachusetts, where they paint and teach in and around their studio. He is a member of the Moscow Arts Union.

b. 1978

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