Samarin Yuriy

Penza, Russia

08.09.1934 - 28.01.2006

Cartoonist, journalist, novelist, painter

Was born in 1934 in the city of Alma-Ata.

In 1958 he graduated mechanization fromfaculty of Kazan Institute of Agriculture. The first cartoons were published in 1956 in the magazine “Chayan” (Kazan). He worked as mechanization expert at a state farm in Kazakhstan and as an engineer at a diesel factory. Participated in two expeditions of a scientific ship “Vityaz” as motor-mechanic, has written the book “Vityaz discoveres the ocean”.

Worked in regional and state newspapers, headed agricultural departments. Sketcher, satirical artist, was simultaneously published as a cartoonist in central, republican and state press. He participated in state professional exhibitions, and also competitions and festivals of national creativity. The winner of the Second All-Union festival of folk cratts and arts (painting). Two personal exhibitions of painting and drawings in Penza.

Prize-winner of a number of international cartoon competitions.

BEC 1997

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