Romashkov Yuri Iosifovich (1929, Penza - 1998) - Honored Artist of Russia. Since 1967, a member of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR. He studied at the Penza Art College from 1944-49 with M.E. Valukin, A.I. Postnov, N.K. Krasnov. He continued his studies at the Moscow Art Institute. In I. Surikov (1956–62) by D.K. Mochalsky. The artist’s works are in the Penza Art Gallery, as well as in private collections.