Vladimir Karnachev was born on March 12, 1953, in Rustavi, Georgia. From early childhood, he was very fond of drawing. In 1976 he entered the M. B. Grekov Art College at Rostov-on-Don, which graduated in 1980 with a diploma of the painter-designer. He lives and works in Rostov-on-Don. He paints in oil on canvas, sometimes on paper. He is equally close to all genres of painting – still life, landscape, portrait, nude, genre. However, a special place in his work occupies the women’s images. He is one of the few artists of modern Russia, whose paintings attract the permanent interest of the most exacting European galleries. His works are two years running selected by co-coordinators of the Royal Academy of Arts in London for its summer exhibition – the most prestigious exhibition of contemporary living artists. He has written more than 600 works, among them such as “Tanais”, “Old Sofa”, “Touch to the Muse,” “Angel”, “Mashkin bicycle”, “Fishing “, “Amazon”, “To deceased Azov Sea is dedicated” and many, many others.