Vladimir Filatov was born in 1930. He is one of the great USSR artists and famous landscape master. During the war, he survived the Nazi occupation and was taken to Germany. After the war, he returned home. In 1968, he graduated from Moscow People University of Arts. Since 1958, he participated in numerous exhibitions, including regional, all-USSR and international exhibitions. He also held personal exhibitions in Evpatoria, a city he has been working and living since 1954.
Filatov is a member of the National Artists' Union of Ukrainian Soviet Socialite Republic since 1984. In 2001, he received a title of Honored Artist of the Crimea. Filatov’s works can be found in museums and private collections all around the globe, including Japan, Norway, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Ukraine and Russia.