Viktor Makeev was born April 18, 1924 in the village of Ivlev Moscow region. All his life he lives and works in Moscow .
At age 17, the future artist graduated from the children's art school , then went to the front , having worked briefly as a turner in a munitions factory . In late 1943, was severely wounded , and after prolonged treatment dismissed from the army for health reasons .
It was in the early 40s , began a creative way Viktor Ivanovich . Among the paintings of the post-war period, there are many urban landscapes (Moscow , Torzhok , Kaluga) , which are often presented in the exhibitions of the artist .
In 1956 VI Makeev graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute . VI Surikov. By this time, the artist has successfully collaborated with book publishers , his works illustrate the " Early Stories " by M. Gorky , Pavlov's House " L.Saveleva , " Tales of Russian heroism " S.Alekseeva .
most memorable work of the artist , as his famous graphic artist , and painters have emerged since the 60s . Whether it's individual works , such as "The Sacrament ", " Elegy" , or the famous series "Apocalypse" , "Drama" , "Memories ", his work was substandard for the period reflect the unique vision of the artist, his success in the search for new forms in art .
Throughout his artistic career, Viktor Makeev is a permanent member of national and international exhibitions , his works are marked by awards neodnokrastno .
In 1981 , Viktor Ivanovich awarded the title of Honored Worker of the RSFSR , and in 1998 - the title of the People's artist of Russia - the highest Russian award for the artist .