Victor Kalinin was born in 1946 in Zalesovo (Altai Republic). Lives and works in Moscow. Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts (painting department), First Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts (since 2017), member of the Moscow Union of Artists, board member of the Moscow Art Association, member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, member of the Moscow Union of Writers.
Pictures of Viktor Kalinin literally from his first steps in art evoked keen interest among the audience and became the subject of close attention and analysis from the leading art historians of our country.
Over 20 personal exhibitions of Viktor Kalinin took place in Russia and abroad, including the State Russian Museum (2010), the Central House of Artists (Moscow, 2012). The participant of group exhibitions in more than 30 countries of the world, including in Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain, USA, France, Switzerland, Japan. Member of international art symposia and art salons in Europe and the USA.