Petr Maltsev

Mal’tsev, Petr Tarasovich


Born Dec. 4 (17), 1907, in Mariupol’, now Zhdanov. Soviet painter. People’s Artist of the USSR (1974).

Mal’tsev studied at Vkhutein (Higher Art and Technical Institute) from 1924 to 1930. Known for his paintings and dioramas on military-historical subjects, he is the leading master of the M. B. Grekov Studio of War Artists. His works include Guard Ships on Expedition (1947, Donetsk Art Museum), The Exploit of Red Navy Sailor Ivan Golubets (1946, Central Naval Museum, Leningrad), The Assault on Sapun Hill (1958, Central Museum of the Armed Forces, Moscow), and the diorama Suvorov’s Alpine Campaign (1952, Suvorov Museum, Leningrad).

Mal’tsev has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.