Cartoonist, graphic, illustrator
He studied in the years 1939-1941 in the secondary art school at the Art College in memory of 1905. In 1952 he graduated from the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. A pupil of Moscow graphic artists A. D. Goncharov and P. G. Zakharov.
Since 1947, he began working in publishing houses “Fiction”, “Children’s Literature”, “Contemporary”. Since the 1960s, he became known as an illustrator and book designer. He took part in the design of the collected works of Lope de Vega, Prosper Merimee, works by Berthold Brecht, Akutagawa Ryunoske, AS Griboyedov, S. Marshak, V. Mayakovsky, Virgil, Homer, Apuleius, and others.
A significant part of Bisti’s work is devoted to the design of the book, working with fonts, designing mock-ups, decorating title pages, bindings and supershells.
His favorite technique is a woodcut. He also worked in the technique of etching (“Song of Roland”, 1976), color woodcuts.
Participated in the design of a two-hundred-volume series “Library of World Literature.”
Works – are in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, numerous public and private collections in Russia and abroad.
He was buried at the Kuntsevo cemetery .