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German Alexeevich Tatarinov was born September 26, 1925 in Old Crosses Village in the Yaroslavl Province, in Russia to a peasant family. In 1942 Tatarinov was drafted into the Red Army and took part in the battles against Japan. In 1952, Tatarinov graduated from the Leningrad Naval Political School. In 1961 he was discharged from military service and went to work as an artist in a Leningrad department of Art Fund of Russian Federation. Since 1967 Tatarinov has exhibited his landscapes, still lifes and genre compositions.
German Tatarinov was primarily a landscape painter. His color palette was restrained, based on the relationship of green and ocher tones. His composition and style was gravitated toward plein air painting and a full-scale panoramic view. He became a member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists in 1972. In 2000 Tatarinov was awarded the honorary title of Honored Artist of Russian Federation. He died in St. Petersburg in 2006. Paintings by Tatarinov are in art museums and private collections in Russia, France, USA, Finland, Germany, England, Japan, and throughout the world.