Among modern Russian landscape painters Dmitry Levin is a significant and well-known figure. Following the best traditions of Russian realism with great respect for such prominent artists as Levitan, Korovin, Repin, Serov, Dmitry makes his unique contribution to the art of landscape painting. Dmitry’s choice of artistic career was influenced to a great extent by his father, Ilya Philippovich, who was born in a family of Russian gentry that suffered from Soviet repressions.
Profoundly intellectual, his father was a good painter himself. Of course, father’s drawings and tales about famous painters made a great impression on his son. As a schoolboy Dmitry attended art classes and finished his studies at Young artists’ school. After graduation he entered Art College named after K.A. Savitsky in Penza. The College famous for its long-existing traditions and professional teachers helped Dmitry to master the art of painting and laid the foundation of his workmanship and artistic skill. Having laid stable foundation for the building of his high-quality painting Levin continued his creative search.
His light and understandable pictures are full of deep meaning. Every of his works whether it be dear to the heart wood paths of Central Russia or narrow streets of far-off French towns give impression of being deeply true to life. This truthfulness is achieved through conscious learning of nature and love for its plastic grace. The pledge of creating such interesting and original paintings is artist’s wife who acts at the same time as a connoisseur and a critic. It is no wonder that Levin’s works enjoy stable success at numerous exhibitions in Russia as well as abroad because in the limits of one genre the painter whose heart is always full of good and sincere love shows us in his multifaceted works the full beauty of his palette.
Dmitry Ilyich Levin was born in 1955 in Morshansk, Tambov region. In 1976 he graduated from Penza Art College named after K.A. Savitsky, the faculty of painting. In 1997 he became a member of the Russian Union of Artists. He has participated in many city, regional and international exhibitions.