1900 - 1973
Yuri Vasnetsov was a treasured Russian artist and illustrator. Yuri was born in the Russian town of Vyatka in 1900, but lived most of his life in St Petersburg, where he studied art and worked as an artist and illustrator. He illustrated over a hundred books of folk nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Vasnetsov even illustrated a book of English nursery rhymes, which was published in Russia during World War II. Vasnetsov’s art work is full of wonderful colours, and captures a childhood innocence that brings smiles to people’s faces
My name is Galina, I am Yuri Vasnetsov's youngest graddaughter. I've never known my Grandfather in person as I was born 7 years after he passed away; but I'm in love with the magical world he created and his incredible talent and dream about introducing his art and name to more people around the world.
Welcome to my blog about this wonderful artist!
Click on the link below that would take you to the first chapter about the artist's home town and inspiration it brought
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