Viktor Shatunov is an illustrator and
painter who creates realist images of fantasy scene. He is inspired by the possibility
of self-expression through the creation of images.
Viktor Shatunov was born in 1952 in
Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated from the art school of Venozinskis in Vilnius
and graduated as a graphic designer from the Byelorussia Academy of Fine Arts in
Minsk. To further his training, he went to the Leningrad Academy of Fine Arts
(now St. Petersburg, Russia).
Viktor has been active in book
graphics since 1975, basically illustrating the classical works of art. In
addition to this he works as a painter.
he has been a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, later Lithaunia.
he has specialized in illustrating books for children. He showed his talents in
more than 150 books, with a circulation of more than 20.000.000 copies in many
countries, such as: USA, Japan, Russia,
Republic of South
Slovakia, Estonia, Yugoslavia,
Poland, Byelorussia and Lithuania.
He holds many diplomas in book graphic
art design. Viktor earned different prizes at international exhibitions
Since 1990, he has not only illustrated books for
children, but has written them as well.