Living and Working: Kyiv, Ukraine
About The Artist
True master of miniature enamel painting and portraits.
Volodymyr Vanin is an Associate Member of Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (London, UK), Member of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (USA), Hilliard Society of Miniaturists (Wells, UK). He was born in 1965, studied at the art school named after Aivazovsky in Theodosius, graduated from the famous Fedoskino school of miniature painting (later named Fedoskino art-industrial school of miniature painting).
After completion of the study at his 22 he opened a studio in Theodosius, executed private orders, interacted with the art fund and art galleries.
In 1990 he moved to live and work in Belgrade (Serbia), where he spent 9 years. He was creating enamel miniatures for the British Crown, for the Royal Family of Serbia (portrait of Prince Tomislav Karadjordjevic). Vanin is an author of the design and creates on a permanent basis enamel miniatures for the Order of St. Sava, awarded by Serbian Orthodox Church. The list of his enamel works also includes the Order of Njegoš 1st and 2nd Classes for the Serbian government.
Having worked in Serbia, he has received an offer to become an enamel miniatures teacher at the Art Academy in Hague (Netherlands), however, he has rejected the offer, and in 1999 returned to Ukraine.
took part in the creating and painting of seven enamel medallions for the Collar of the
President of Ukraine, one
of three symbols of Ukrainian presidential power, which all the Presidents of
Ukraine put on during the inauguration.
He created miniature enamel portraits of two presidents of Azerbaijan — Heydar Aliyev and Ilham Aliyev, as well as portraits of members of the family, for them.
On an ongoing basis he creates enamel paintings of Saints for pendants, crosses, icons and other items for the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and Vvedensky monastery (Kyiv, Ukraine). Volodymyr Vanin creates enamel miniatures of the highest class for 30 years.
paintings were represented at international exhibitions:
2015, 2016 — Annual exhibitions of the Royal Societyof Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (Royal Miniature Society, RMS, under the patronage of the Prince of Wales, London, United Kingdom),
2016 — Annual exhibition of Hilliard Society of Miniaturists (Wells, United Kingdom),
2016 — Annual exhibition of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (MPSGS, USA),
2017 — Annual exhibition of Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF, USA).
Two of his works were awarded at the exhibition of
Hilliard, one — at the exhibition of Royal Miniature Society, one — at the exhibition of MPSGS. Sales of works at these
exhibitions are confirmed by official documents of the societies (available on
Now Volodymyr Vanin is residing and working in Kyiv, Ukraine. He creates miniature enamel portraits and paintings as individual artworks and as main parts for jewellery, state and religious regalia, icons, for antiques while restoring, etc., can create enamel paintings on an inquiry (just contact us).
Volodymyr Vanin: "The life span of the min...
Posted on 01.08.2017
The Magazin "Tyzhden.ua" discussed the elite genre of enamel painting, its history and the present with enamel painter from Kyiv, one of the creators of the Collar of the President of Ukraine, the author of the works for the British Crown and the Royal Family of Serbia, Volodymyr Vanin.E...Continue read...
Success of Ukrainian enamel miniatures at the i...
Posted on 07.02.2017
The original enamel miniature "Even Fish would be singing, if it had a voice” by Volodymyr Vanin was awarded twice at international exhibitions — in the UK and USA. In the summer of 2016 it was awarded by The Sue Lee Award (with Tudor Rose) at the Annual Exhibition of Hilliard Society of Mini...Continue read...
The Royal Society of Miniaturists exhibited Ukr...
Posted on 10.11.2016
Works by Ukrainian enameller-miniaturist Volodymyr Vanin and small grotesque sculptures by Bogdan Andriitsev were selected by the committee of The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers (The Royal Society of Miniaturists, RMS, UK) and in October 2016 were exhibited at th...Continue read...