Viktor Makeev was born in 1924 in Moscow region. From 1924 lives and works in Moscow. 1942-1944 – Second World War participant
1950-1956 – Studies in Sourikov Moscow State Art Institute
From 1965 the member of Russian and Moscow union of artists
1981 – The title of Honoured Art Worker of Russian Federation was awarded.
2004 – "Grand Prize" of the exhibition "The Gold Brush"
2005 – The Silver medal of Russian Academy of Art
The Gold medal of Creative Union of artist of Russia
2006 – M. Grekov Silver Medal
2010 – The Gold medal of Russian Academy of Art
2011 – Moscow Goverment Award in the field of graphic arts
Constant participant of all-Union Russian, Moscow and foreign art exhibitions - more than 260 exhibitions in all, including 20 personal.
The painter's works are in museums of Russia, including State tretyakov Gallery, and abroad, in private collection in Russia, Great Britain, Germany, USA, France, Japan.