Danilov Anatoly Vasilyevich (1944-2005) - Soviet and Russian artist, graphic artist, illustrator, teacher, representative of the Leningrad School of Painting. Member of the Union of Artists (1975). Laureate of the Leningrad Komsomol Prize. Awarded with a diploma from the Tallinn Graphic Art Triennial. Anatoly Vasilievich was born on May 15, 1944 in the village. Sanskoe of the Ryazan region. Graduated from the Secondary Art School at the All-Russian Academy of Arts. After serving in the army, he studied at the graphic faculty of the Repin Academy of Arts in Leningrad, workshop of A.F. Pakhomov (1966-1972), specializing in color lithography. Thesis in the All-Russian Academy of Arts - a series of lithographs «Sport», the rating is good. The training took place at the graphic faculty. Awarded the qualification of a graphic artist.
Member of the Union of Artists since 1974. Laureate of the Leningrad Komsomol Prize. Awarded with a diploma from the Tallinn Graphic Art Triennial. From 1996 to 2005 he taught at the Academy of Arts. Since the end of 1980 he has been actively engaged in painting in the genres of still life, landscape, composition, portrait, nude. Participant of Leningrad, zonal, all-Union and foreign exhibitions. From 1996 to 2005 he taught at the Academy of Arts. He worked on illustrations for books for publishing houses: «Children's Literature» - Moscow and Leningrad branches, «Khudozhestvennaya literatura» - Leningrad branch, Voronezh Sredne-Chernozemnoye, «Bibliopolis», «Neva», «Aurora», «Youth», etc.
Author of a series based on ancient poetry «Sacrifice», «Holiday», illustrations for Dante's «Divine Comedy». Author of the series «Kaleidoscope XX century», «1917. Revolution», «The world of childhood», «BAM», «Hippodrome», «White Nights», «Summer», «In Memory of the Fallen on the Last Day of the War», «Russian Cities». He worked on the diorama «The Feat of Private Tipanov». He painted the boudoir of the Empress of the Constantine Palace in Strelna. Museum collections: State Russian Museum, Hermitage, State Museum of Urban Sculpture in St. Petersburg, Russian National Library, Almetyevsk Art Gallery, Vologda Regional Art Gallery, Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy, State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, State Museum and Exhibition Center «ROSIZO», Zelenogorsk Museum and Exhibition Center, Kaliningrad Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery named after V.V. Tikhonov, Krasnoyarsk Art Museum named after V.I. Surikov, Kurgan Regional Art Museum, Art Gallery in Balashikha, Krasnokamsk Art Gallery named after I.I. Morozov, Museum of Fine Arts of Kuzbass, Magnitogorsk Picture Gallery, Museum Complex named after I.Ya. Slovtsov, Magadan Regional Museum of Local Lore, Novgorod State United Museum-Reserve, National Museum of the Republic of Kalmykia named after N.N. Palmova, Novy Urengoy City Museum of Fine Arts, Ryazan State Regional Art Museum, Republican Museum of Fine Arts Mari El, Sakhalin Regional Art Museum, Sosnovoborsk Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Tambov Regional Art Gallery, Togliatti Art Museum, Chuvash State Art Museum, Art and Historical Union ... Artistic rating 4B. Died on October 17, 2005.