Voznyuk Vasiliy Vasilyevich – Zhytomyr cartonist artist is famous far beyond Ukraine. Born July 3, 1958 in the family of a serviceman in Uzbekistan. Urgently served in the border troops on the western border. Since 1976 he lives in the city of Zhitomir. He began painting in Afghanistan in 1986, while in hospital after being wounded. From 1988 he works as an artist in various publications, he illustrates books.
Cooperates with the capital’s magazines “Ukraine of Industry” and “World of Zvyazku and Informatics”.
Since 2000 he takes part in international competitions. In 2001, he received the Grand Prix in Paris at the Ukrainian-French political cartoon competition “Press and Power”. In 2002, he took 3rd place at the Moscow Open Caricature Festival. 5 years in a row he won at the annual contest “Business in Ukraine”. In 2003, he received an offer from Belgium to illustrate the book about pregnancy (a charitable project under the patronage of the Belgian King Albert II).
Next Vasily Voznyuk is working on the continuation of this project – “The history of contraceptives”, and is also preparing for an exhibition in Kiev “Theater and Cinema”. His name was included in two encyclopedias of modern cartoons. Vasily Voznyuk is the only cartoonist artist in Ukraine who draws to the royal families of Europe. He completed a gift portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and received a letter of thanks from her. The Americans asked him to make a duplicate of this drawing.
A permanent exhibition of the artist’s book graphics entitled “My Borderlands” has been open since 2005 in the capital’s museum of the State Border Service of Ukraine. Zhytomyr artist 4 years in a row participates in the Japanese caricature competition, which is held by the Tokyo newspaper “Iamiuri.” Laureate and prize-winner of many international exhibitions and cartoon contests. From South Korea, he received a diploma from an international contest, where he took 5th place, and from Colombia and London – an invitation to take part in local competitions. There is practically no country where they do not know about his work. A few years ago, he should lecture at the Sorbonne at the Faculty of Political Drawing.
At this time, Vasily Voznyuk is the main artist of the Association of KVN of Ukraine, art director of the International Festival of Screen Arts “Kinotur”, member of the public organization “Creative Loneliness of the Arts” Apollo “. Full member of the International Organization for the Protection of the Rights of Cartoonists, the International Organization for the Protection of Freedom of Expression “Reporters without Borders”, “The Association of Cartoonists of Ukraine”. Awarded with medals: “Defender of the Motherland”, “Veteran-Internationalist”, “For Honest Service in the State Border Service of Ukraine” and several anniversary awards.