Book illustrator Valery Vasiliev (born 17 September 1949, Moscow) – Honored Artist of Russia (2005), member of the Russian Academy of Design, a member of the Board of the Department of “Book graphics” of the Moscow Union of Artists, member of the jury of the All-Russian contest “The image of the book”, Chairman of the Exhibition Committee of the Department “Book graphics” of Moscow Union of Artists. He studied at the Moscow Art School, graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute named after Surikov (1968), the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (1973). Valery Vasiliev is a many-awarded artist illustrator of children books –
1984 – Grand Prix in Brno,
1989 – bronze medal in Leipzig,
1999 – Grand Prix in Tehran,
2002 – Medal “Golden Pen” in Belgrade,
2012 – Medal of the Ministry of Agriculture.