Vyacheslav Vasilevich Tokarev (1917 - ?). Born in Tula pr. in 1917. Studied at Ryazan Art College 1934-38; INSTITUTE OF PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE/REPIN INSTITUTE 1939-48. Member of the USSR UNion of Artists. Merited Artist of Ukraine SSR. Active in Odessa, Ukraine. Began exhibitiong in 1948. Taught at Odessa Art College 1949-55. His paintings hang in numerous major museums of Russia, Ukraine and other CIS states.