Valeri Vinogradov (b. 1952) got his art education from Moscow Art School in Memory of 1905 and State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR. Vinogradov’s exhibition debut took place in 1986 and he has held many solo exhibitions in Germany and Belgium as well. In 1992, the artist was given the Konrad Mägi Award, and in 1993, he was awarded with the 9th Vilnius Painting Triennal grand prix. This acknowledged artist is known for his nuanced and refined aesthetic as well as brilliant mastering of different materials, be it canvas or paper. Most of Vinogradov’s art pieces have earned their place in museums and private collections in Estonia and elsewhere.