Smirnov Anatoly Ivanovich (1939-2012) - Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. Born in 1939 in Gorky. In 1965 he graduated from the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I.E. Repin, workshop A.F. Pakhomov. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Professor, teacher at the Department of Drawing, Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen. He was awarded a diploma of the Academy of Arts of the USSR.
Museum collections: State Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin, State Russian Museum, Nizhny Novgorod Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art (Cologne, Germany).