Romanenkov was born in Bogdanovka, a remote Russian city, in which traditions are still very much alive. As a teenager, he moved in with relatives in the vicinity of Moscow to train as a carpenter, then, at twenty-two years, he began to draw. The themes explored by Vasilij Romanenkov are relate to the major stages of life, from motherhood to funerals.
Currently he is a gardener in the park of a hotel on the outskirts of Moscow.
Biographical information provided by the Galerie Christian Berst.
SEE ALSO :
Back in the U.S.S.R. Figures de l’art brut russe 2. Exhibition catalogue (22 January – 5 March 2010). Paris : Galerie Christian Berst, lelivredart, 2010.
“Vasilij Romanenkov”, in Exhibition Catalogue Insita 2004. Bratislava : Slovak National Gallery.
Pomeshchikov, Vadim. “Grand Prix Insita 2004, Vasilij Romanenkov”, in Exhibition Catalogue Insita 2007. Bratislava : Slovak National Gallery.