With Zverev, we find ourselves in the presence of an artist miraculously gifted, who will likely take his place among the most accomplished painters of our time. There is all to be a case in Zverev’s phenomenon. He contrived a history of modern art for himself, not conscious of it, but by chance. His place is in the pantheon of the most perfected artists of modernity.
Igor Markevich, conductor
Every brushstroke is a treasure. Painters of his calibre are born only once in a hundred years.
It is useless to teach him anything, he will only be guided by his intuition. Something that is not suspected by others is open for him. Philosophical vision and comprehension of the reality which surrounded him, was the great gift of Zverev as a thinker and Zverev as an artist.
Robert Falk, painter
Zverev is the first Russian expressionist of the twentieth century, and a mediator between early and late avant-garde in Russian art. I consider this remarkable painter to be one of the most talented in Soviet Russia.
George Costakis, art collector
He had got such unexpected turns, such unusual ways in his pictures and even in his stories and poems, which characterize the genius.
Andrej Amalric, writer
When the Lord was anointing us artists, He spilled a cup on Tolya’s head.
Moscow and St.Petersburg artists
The best Russian graphic artist, whom I wish many years of creative work.
Pablo Picasso 1956
Anatolij Zverev is an unequalled representative of expressionism. His works with their energy and sense for colours interlaced on surface with thick brushstrokes enchants with their inner brightness.
Witalij Rachman, art historian
Zverev is an innovator with his abstract and figurative works. He possesses that rare talent to join chaos with rhythm and discipline. In that I see the character of his genius. His works overwhelm with their colour gale.
Wjatsheslav Zawalischin, art historian