Olga I. Krylova was born on May 25, 1920.
She graduated from Kyiv Art Institute in 1949. Her teachers were the
very famous Ukrainian artists O.Shovkunenko and T.Yablonska. In 1951
Olga became a member of Artists Union. Her paintings were marked as distinguished at the department of Kyiv Art
Institute. Her diploma painting "Milkmaids at the Collective
Farm" (1949) were recommended for the exhibition of Ukrainian Art,
held in Moscow in the beginning of 50's. Olga painted a lot in the 50's,
and participated in a number of exhibitions. Her best paintings for that
period of time were "Concert at Home" and "A Lady in a
Vegetable Garden". However, she considers she was at the peak of
her artistic talent in the 70's. Olga used to spend considerable time painting in Sediv House of Arts
(Chernyhiv oblast). Her colleagues there evaluated her paintings as the
best and the most interesting. Her art was respected and appreciated by
famous artists like M. Deregus and M. Gluschenko (he studied in Germany with
Hitler, then lived in Paris, he was known all over the world).
Gluschenko always considered her paintings to be the best, to be only
top paintings. He said that Olga had her own special unusual style.
Gluschenko even had invented a term, describing her style, it is
"Art or Painting Constructivism".
Krylova had a very paradoxical fate as an artist. She was very
well-known among her talented colleagues, but was hardly known in
society, in the country or moreover outside the country. Olga says, that she sacrificed promotion
of her name for the sake of her art independence. She didn't want
anybody to envy her. She was extremely talented and even though they
were not being promoted her paintings were very popular even though her
name was not really known. Olga had many students, who in the course of time were getting
Shevchenko's awards as well as other prestigious awards. So, she knows
how to pass the experience on to others.