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The artist — realist, soviet and Russian classic of arts, painter and drawing. Finished the Painting Department of the Institute of Painting, sculpture and architecture named after I. E. Repin of Russian Academy of arts. His teachers were well-known masters: V. A. Serov, P. P. Belousov, R. R. Frents.

He is participant of Russian art exhibitions from 1954.

The member of Russian Union of artists from 1960.

Twice the Laureate of Russian competition in 1967.

More then 50 person exhibitions were held in Russia and abroad.

The author of many history canvas, genre paintings, history portraits, portraits of contemporarys, city and country landscapes, still-lifes.

He lives and works in Valdai for some months in year from 1972. He is the honorary citizen of Valdai.

Date of death - July 23, 2017 (88 years).

The book-album «Yuri Belov. Painting» is publishing now (100 reproductions).