Vladimir Yashke


Was born in Vladivostok on March 2, 1948

In 1962-1965 - studied at the Sevastopol Children's Art School.

In 1966 - graduated from the School of Working Youth in Sevastopol.

In 1966-1973 - studied at the correspondence department of the Moscow Polygraphic Institute, faculty of decorative design of printed products (didn't graduate).

Since 1966 he worked as a hiring specialist in Sevastopol, Odessa, Bakhchisarai, Yalta, Kherson, Arkhangelsk Region, Moscow, Leningrad as a graphic designer, loader, sailor, lifeguard, mountain tourism instructor, surveyor, stoker, sitter, watchman, handyman, methodologist.

In the mid-1970s and early 1980s, he worked in publishing houses (Mastatskaya Literature, Minsk; Soviet Writer, Moscow).

In 1976 he moved to Leningrad, where he has been living permanently ever since.

Since 1977, a member of the USSR Union of Artists (graphics).

Since 1985, a member of the group "Mitka" and a participant in most of their exhibitions.

Since 2005 - a member of the graphics section of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists.

Ten books were published with his illustrations, including two of his poetry books (V. Yashke “Almost in Japanese”, St. Petersburg: Red Sailor, 2005; V. Yashka “Oh, Zinaida!”, St. Petersburg: Red Sailor, 2008).

Died on April 7, 2018.



His works can be seen in:

  • The State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg),
  • The Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" (St. Petersburg),
  • The State Museum "Tsarskoye Selo Collection" (Pushkin), 
  • The Museum of Nonconformist Art (St. Petersburg), 
  • The Yaroslavl Art Museum
  • Private collections in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Germany, France, Belgium, USA, Canada.