Vladimir Yankilevsky

Vladimir Yankilevsky was born on the 15th of February 1938 in Moscow to an artist’s family. As an artist, he was educated at the Moscow Middle Art School, and then at the Moscow Print Industry Institute, from which he graduated in 1962. In the autumn of the same year Yankilevsky participated in the scandalously notorious Manege exhibition visited by Khrushchev, who cracked down on avant-garde artists in order to put an end to any de-Stalinisation of the Soviet system.