Yury Pimenov is a prominent painter of the Soviet era who created such widely known paintings as: "Let there be heavy industry!" (1927), "New Moscow" (1937), "Wedding at tomorrow's street " (1962). He worked in many genres as a painter, a graphic artist, and a theatre and cinema designer.
Pimenov studied at the Higher Art and Technical Studios under the tutelage of Sergei Malyutin and Vladimir Favorsky. Along with Aleksander Deyneka he became in 1920s the organiser and enthusiast of the Society of Easel Painters (OST).
He taught at the All-Union Cinematography Institute (VGIK) in Moscow (1945–1972, professor from 1947). A Full Member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the USSR (1962), People’s Artist of the USSR (1970), State Prize winner in 1947, 1950, and 1967.
The works of Pimenov have been acquired by the State Tretyakov Gallery(Moscow), the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), and other major Russian museums.