Born in 1947 in Ukraine. After graduating from the Ukrainian Polygraphic Institute. Ivan Fedorov worked in Russia. He went from an ordinary engineer to the director of a large publishing and printing association IPO “Leo Tolstoy”.
Successful and award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. He is a member of the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain and FECO. Alexey exhibited his works all over the world. His cartoons have been published in newspapers and magazines since 1978. Four albums of his cartoons have been published in Russia, Ukraine and the UK. Alexey also illustrated several books. More than 5,000 of his drawings have been published in various newspapers and magazines in the UK, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Iran, China and other countries. British periodicals publishing his work include The Lancet, New Statesman, The Oldie, The Spectator, Prospect, Ethical Consumer Magazine, Writers’ Forum, Music Teacher and others.
In Russia, Alexey Talimonov’s cartoons were published in leading newspapers and magazines of the country, such as Izvestia, Pravda, Trud, Literaturnaya Gazeta, Crocodile, Zdorovye, Argumenty i Fakty and others.
Talimonov regularly participates in international exhibitions and competitions. He himself is well known for his support of artists in Russia and other CIS countries. In 1994, Alexey Talimonov was awarded the Goncharov International Prize as a patron of the Arts.
Reference: BEC (the Big Encyclopedia of Caricature), 2010