Malkov Mikhail Viktorovich was born in 1977 in the village of Kholui, Ivanovo Region, where he resides at present.
In 2000 the artist finished the Kholui Art School where he studied under
Gurylev V.M., Pechkin M.B. and Yolkin V.A. His Diploma work was
a plate entitled "The song about Kholui".
Malkov M.V. is awarded with the E.A. Zarina's prize. His works are exhibited in the Fund of Kholuy Art School.
At present Mikhail Viktorovich works at the Kholui
Craft Workshops. He paints his compositions in the style of Kholui
lacquered miniature, using tempera paints. Themes of his works are Russian folk fairy-tales, historical themes and architecture. His favorite themes to depict are fairy-tales and architecture.
The artist hopes his works will help to revive the interest to ancient Russian architecture. Beginning to paint, he intends to reflect a chosen theme as he imagines it.
Mikhail Viktorovich prefers to use in painting the tones of natural stones. He thinks his works are notable for a peculiar painting technique.
Works by the famous Kholui artists Belov V.A. and Baburin N.I had a great influence on the artist's creative work.
In his free time Mikhail Viktorovich likes to go in for sport (his favorite kind of sport is volleyball), fish and walk in the forest.
The artist wishes to all amateurs of Kholui lacquered miniature all the best and also he wishes them to acquire more lacquered boxes to enrich their collections.