Viktor Butko was born in 1978 in Moscow, into a family of artists. He often visited the studio of his grandfather, the famous artist Victor Chulovich, and watched the creation of paintings. Viktor’s first steps in art were directed by his grandfather and his parents, artists Nickolay Butko and Marina Chulovich. After completing his training at the Moscow Art School, Butko painted at the Academic Dacha of Artists, created by the great Russian artist Ilya Repin for students of the Academy of Fine Arts. There he worked under the guidance of Alexey Gritsay and the Tkachev brothers, which highly impacted his creativity.
Viktor’s first solo show was held in the United States in 2002. His work is in the Vyshniy Volochek Museum Collection, the Collection of the IRRA and private collections in Russia, China and the US. Butko regularly paints in New England as well as Russia and Italy.