Yevgeny Zvezdov (1935-1988) was born in Taganrog, Rostov Oblast in Russia. Studied at the Saint Petersburg Art School (currently N. Roerich Tavricheskaya Art School) where his tutor was Y. Antipov (1950-1954).

Graduated from the Saint Petersburg Art School in 1957, studied in the Kiev State Institute of Art and had H. Yakutovitch and H. Havrilenko as tutors (1958-1964). Was a member of USSR Painters Union. He painted in such genres as still life and “nude”. The artist worked as an art director of the Veselka publishing house since 1964, lectured in the Republican art school in 1970s. The majority of his colleagues considered him only a common graphic painter even not suspecting him a virtuosic artist. His first own exhibition took place posthumously in 1992 and after that some of his paintings were purchased by the National Art Museum of Ukraine and the Kiev National Museum of Russian Art. He lived and worked in Kiev.

Still life with brown leaves, 1977
Oil on cardboard; 107 х 87 cm