Cartoonist, illustrator, poet
He was born on November 1, 1929 in Moscow.
Father: Isaak Samsonovich was the head of the criminal investigation department of the VDNKH.
He was born in the village Konyachino, Smolensk region.
Mother: Claudia Petrovna Nilova is a kindergarten teacher.
Born under Vyazma, Smolensk region in an intelligent family.
He graduated from the Art and Industrial School (MHPU named after Kalinin).
Department of tissues and carpets. He defended his diploma in tie.
In the 1950s he worked in a factory of small cars, in a transport shop, an artist-designer. At the same time, he sent to Krokodil magazine the theme of the cartoon: the bureaucrat pronounces Grandfather Frost “You always come when you are not expected.” The topic was accepted, and over time he began to appear in the magazine as an independent cartoonist.
Participated in a number of crocodile international exhibitions on political topics “Satire in the Struggle for Peace”.
He was published in the central mass media (Izvestiya, Pravda, etc.). From the Union of Journalists, was on a business trip in the Far East.
In the publishing house “Prosveshchenie”, he designed and illustrated textbooks and other literature.
Illustrated the books of Samuel Marshak and other writers.
In the early 90’s, he moved to the United States (San Francisco).
Cooperates with the newspaper Kstati, (articles, poems and drawings).
From the Union of Journalists of the USSR led a circle of young journalists.
The owner of the award “Silver Needle”.
Honorary Member of the German-Soviet Friendship Society.
Member of Union of Journalists of the USSR.
Member of the USSR Union of Artists.
Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.