Dmitri Dmitrievich Zhilinsky (May 25, 1927, Volkovka, Black Sea District, RSFSR, USSR - July 29, 2015, Moscow) - Soviet and Russian painter and graphic artist, teacher, professor.
Academician of the USSR Academy of Arts (1988; Corresponding Member 1978). People's Artist of the RSFSR (1987). Winner of the State Prize of the RSFSR. I. E. Repin (1985) and the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1999). Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1954.
Painter. In 1944–1946 he studied at the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Art. In 1951 he graduated from Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V. I. Surikov. He studied under N. M. Chernyshev, S. A. Chuikov, P. D. Korin, A. M. Gritsai, and V. N. Yakovlev.
He taught at the Moscow Art Institute (1951–1973, professor from 1968) and the Moscow Polygraphic Institute (from 1974); among the students are painters T. G. Nazarenko and N. I. Nesterov.
He is the author of numerous subject canvases, paintings, portraits in which the traditions of the Old Russian icon painting and painting of the early Renaissance are innovatively rethought.
Among the most significant paintings: “By the sea. The Family ”(1964, The State Tretyakov Gallery),“ Gymnasts of the USSR ”(1964, The State Russian Museum),“ Under the Old Apple Tree ”(1969, The State Russian Museum),“ Sunday Day ”(1973, The Tretyakov Gallery), the Triptych“ 1937 ”(1986–1987, The Tretyakov Gallery ).