He was born in 1946 in Kemerovo
In 1975 he graduated from the faculty of ceramics MVHPU them. Stroganoff. From 1975-1983 he performed
Wall mosaics for Friendship Houses in the cities of Kabul, Tunisia and Sofia. He worked as an artist of monumental and decorative art, was engaged in easel graphics and painting.
Participated in many Moscow, national and international exhibitions. His works are in private collections in Germany, Italy, England and the USA.
Also Gennady Vasilyevich is the deputy head of the educational center “Artdesign”. Professor of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
For the series “Afghan Diary” Zhivotov was awarded a silver medal. M.B. Grekova.
In 2004 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.
In 2007, he was awarded the medal “90 years of the Great October Socialist Revolution” on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.
The employee-cartoonist of the newspaper “Zavtra”
Member of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation.
Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.