Yuri Pimenov was the classic of Soviet art, who created paintings such as ”Let there be heavy industry!” (1927), “New Moscow” (1937), “Wedding in the street of tomorrow” (1962). He was an outstanding painter, a graphic artist, and a scene painter.
Pimenov studied at the Higher Art and technical Studios in Moscow. In 1920s he was one of the organizers and ideological inspirers of the society of Easel Painters. He taught at the All-Union Cinematogrophy Institute (VGIK) in Moscow in 1945-1972 (professor from 1947). Pimenov was also an active member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1962). He received the People’s Artist of the USSR award in 1970, and was the State Prize winner in 1947, 1950, and 1967.
The works of Pimenov have been acquired by the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St.Petersburg, and by other museums nationally and internationally.