Russian-American painter Vladimir Shatalow was born in Belgorod, Russia, in 1917. The artist received formal training at the State Institute of Fine Arts in Kharkov, the State Institute of Arts in Kiev, and under the tutelage of the distinguished M. N. Panin of Dniepropetrovsk.
Shatalow, nationally recognized for his paintings, was the recipient of numerous awards. The Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Prize from the National Academy of Design in 1966 and 1978; the Gold Medal form the National Arts Club in New York in 1968; the Medal of Honor from the Audubon Artists in 1973, 1975 and 1978; the Gold Medal from the American Watercolor Society in the 1981; the Elizabeth Cayne Prize form the Woodmere Art Museum in 1982; and the Walter Biggs Memorial Award form the National Academy of Design in 1993 are but a few of the honors Shatalow has received.
The artist has widely exhibited throughout the United States. Shatalow's works have been exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design in New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia.
Shatalow was also an active member of the national Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society.