Vladimir Rumyantsev of St Petersburg, talented Russian artist, was born in 1957 in Cherepovets, Russia. Vladimir started painting when he was 4 years old. In St Petersburg, he studied at the Serov Art school and graduated as a commercial artist in 1976 . He then continued his study at the Academy of Fine Arts, the graphics department.
His artwork are very famous throughout Russia and Europe, they are presented in many museum collections in former Soviet Union and Germany, USA, UK, Finland and Sweden. He mainly used watercolor for his painting and his works are full of fun.
The main subjects of his paintings are cats. They are so expressive and painted with a sense of humor that can hardly leave anyone indifferent. Cat lovers could see their pets in his artwork.
The most famous “cat” character in Pushkin – this is definitely a “cat scientist” in this fabulous poem:
"There stands a green oak,
Golden Chain on the oak tree:
And day and night the cat scientist
Walks on the chain around.
He goes to the right – the song starts,
Left – the tale starts."