Leningrad, USSR

Graphic artist

Yurii Alekseevich Vasnetsov was born in the Town of Vyatsk. In 1921 he at the VkhutaMas art institute in Moscow, under Brazh and Petrov-Vodkin. He took classes from Malevich, Matyushin, and Lebedev.

He worked mainly a a book illustrator, in watercolour, drawings, and lithography. He also drew illustrations for the famous children's journal Murzilka.

He became a People's Artist of Russia in 1966, and received the Stalin Prize in 1971.


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