1910 - 1987
Soviet Russian Ukrainian painter.
Fedor Kostenko was born on February 8, 1910, in the city of Druzhkovka (now Donetsk region).
He graduated from the Kiev Art Institute in 1939. His teachers in the specialty were K. Eleva, F. Krichevsky, A. Cherkassky.
He participated in the Second World War, was awarded military awards.
Kostenko worked in the field of easel painting. He had been a member of the Union of Artist of the USSR since 1939.
Kostenko's artworks had been exhibited at art exhibitions since 1948.
Fedor Kostenko worked as a teacher at the Voroshilovgrad Art School (now Lugansk)in 1939–1941, 1946–1957; in the Studio of Military Artists named after M. Grekov in Moscow, in 1945–1946.
Since 1957, the artist is engaged only in creativity, living in Kiev. Later, from 1969 - in Novorossiysk.
Kostenko worked in the field of easel painting. He created portraits, still lifes, landscapes in a realistic style.
Fedor Kostenko died on March 18, 1987 in Novorossiysk (Russia).
Kostenko's artworks are represented in the Krasnodon Museum "Molodaya Gvardiya" (Lugansk region), the Druzhkovka Art Museum, the Museum of the Revolution in Moscow, in galleries and private collections.
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