20.03.1952 — born in Trostyanets city, Sumy Region.
1971— 1977 — studied at the Kyiv State Arts Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine.
1979-1982 — studied at art schools of the Arts Academy of the USSR, Kyiv, Ukraine.
1986-1988 — post graduate courses in the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Since 1989 — lecturer, professor of the National Academy of Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Participates in national and international exhibitions, open airs, auctions, contests.
Works are kept in private collections of England, France, Germany, Korea, Russia.
Henry Yagokin is a brilliant representative of Ukrainian school of classic realistic arts. His artistic development consists of many stages, topics and subject choices. Travels to various countries pushed the artist to turn right to the Old Rus theme that outpoured in ethno-historic series. His landscapes and still lives are unusual and interesting. Henry Yagodkin chooses both traditional and unexpected angles for his pictures, notices small though very important details. The artist renders beauty of what was seen in nature with rich juicy colors. For landscapes he picks out a seemingly unremarkable motif and transforms it into true carnival of colors full of emotions. For still life, he chooses bright bouquets and pictures them against the background of a landscape or an open window with airy spaces. It builds up a feeling of lightness that raises us over daily routine. The artist masterly works with colors and tones and it makes his works to be credibly realistic.
Being a lecturer in the National Academy of Arts and Architecture Genry Yagodkin worked out and introduced a course of lectures for students of the master’s degree in the Academy — «Composition in easel painting». His pictures are immediately recognized for distinctive author’s touch that is based on the strong realistic school.
Mariya Skoblikova. Art critic. Senior Researcher. National Art Museum of Ukraine.