Strelov Arkady Efimovich (1923-?)
He was born in 1921 in the village Shuhra, Ivanov area in the peasant family. He began his working life at the factory, which he entered not long before the beginning of the War. In 1942 he went to the front. He fought under Stalingrad, at Kurskaya duga, was injured twice. After demobilized he entered Ivanovsk Art School, where was studying under the guidance of I.L. Kalashnikov and M.I. Malyutin. In 1950 Arkady Strelov graduated from the school and was sent to Yalta. Painting in the nature, diversity of Crimea landscape has changed the artist’s pencil. Strelov as a landscape-artist invented his own figurative world.
Since 1958 Strelov participated in Republic and the All-Union exhibitions. In 1961 he entered the USSR Artist Union. His pictured are preserved in Ukraine museums, they also were exposed in Hungary and Canada, Poland and Switzerland, Japan, USA, Greece, Holland.
The artist likes to paint Crimea landscapes, travels a lot along the country. He has gone to Polar cities, Kolsk peninsula, drew etudes in Chernigov area, walked to Ivanovsk and Vladimir areas. His pictures are pierced with rear talent –he had a sense of nature, her hidden life, could create a unique art icon.