Gakina Kravchenko (nee Zakharova) was born in Odessa February 28, 1958.
1973-1977 - M.B. Grekov Odessa State Arts School.
1984-1990 - Ivan Fedorov Ukrainian Polygraphic Institute, specialized in graphics.
Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1992.
Works in watercolor, painting, monumental painting, pastel, book illustrations.
Since 1979 took part in regional, republican, and all-Union exhibitions.
Since 1986 participated in international exhibitions.