Fyodor Zakharov (1919-1994) was born in Aleksandrovka in Smolensk Oblast, Russia. He studied in the Mikhail Kalinin Art college (1935-1941) and graduated from Surikov Moscow state Academic Art Institute in 1950.

Lived and worked in the Crimea since 1950. The artist lectured in the Crimea Samokish Art School (1950-1951). He also took part in the regional, republic, all-USSR and foreign exhibitions (in Yugoslavia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Japan and France) since 1953. Was a member of the Ukrainian State Painters Union since 1954. In 1967 he received a charter from the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet “For participation in the development of the Soviet art” and was also awarded with the Order of the Badge of Honour. Was a Ukrainian Honoured Art Worker since 1970 and a People’s Artist of Ukraine since 1978. A USSR Taras Shevchenko State prize laureate (1987). His works can be found in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the Aivazovsky State Art Gallery in Feodosiya, the Simferopol State Art Museum, the Sevastopol Kroshitsky State Art Museum, in other museum collections, as well as in the private collections in Ukraine, Russia, near and far abroad.

Oil on cardboard; 50 х 70 cm
Autumn, 1981
Oil on canvas; 69 х 89,5 cm
Quince, 1975
Oil on canvas; 86 х 97 cm
Oil on canvas; 55 х 80 cm
Oil on cardboard; 84 х 101 cm