Igor Oleynikov (b. 1953) studied at the Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering. In 1979 he started working at the Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm based in Moscow. Since 1986 Igor has been working as children's periodicals illustrator and then in book publishing. The artist works with equal success in the book graphics and animation.
In his vivid, memorable artworks Igor Oleynikov creates an amazing, graceful and full of surprises fairy-tale world.
More of the artist's illustrations
Some of his published credits include Arthur and Guen: An Original Tale of Young Camelot, Tiny Bear's Bible, Mahalia Mouse Goes to College: Book and CD, and The Nightingale.