Yury Shtapakov


Born on 28.11.1958 in Leningrad, in the USSR.

1974-1978 - studied in Architectural College.

Since 1988 has been a freelance artist.

Founder of the art-group “SteelSunflowerSeeds”.

Has illustrated books by Boris Vian, George Orwell, J.R.R.Tolkien, Jack Kerouak, Lewis Carroll, Daniil Kharms, Edward Lear, etc.

A member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.

Founder (with P. Belyi) of St. Petersburg Print Studio.

Has participated in more than 250 exhibitions in Russia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, France.

Lives in St. Petersburg, Russia