A consummate painter of landscapes, Korovin is unique within his generation. His direct and emotional treatment of the landscape utilizing broad carved strokes of paint has earned him well-deserved comparisons to Van Gogh and Pisarro. In 1995, a group of his paintings was acquired by the Louvre in Paris.
Born in Leningrad and talented as a child, Viktor Ivanovich Korovin was enrolled in the prestigious Serov Art College, graduating in 1960.
After graduation he studied painting at the Repin Institute in the studio of the recognized master Neprinsev from 1960 until graduation in 1963. Korovin painted monumental landscapes featuring his distinctive style under commission from the Federal government after graduating from the Repin Institute with honors.
In 1966, he was recognized as an Honored Artist of the Soviet Union. Russian art scholars acknowledge Korovinís considerable contribution to the history of Russian Impressionism.
Viktorís works are on view in the Tretyakov State Museum in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg as well as a list of the most important regional museums across Russia. His art has been collected extensively in France, Germany, U.S.A., Korea, and Japan.