Born in Saratov. He studied at the Krasnodar Art College and the Moscow Institute. Surikov (workshop D. Mochalsky). Upon completion, he came to Orenburg (1964). The author of the paintings "Nurses" (1965), "Militias" (1969), "Evening at the Field Camp" (1974), "Autumn. Bread" (1979), numerous landscapes, especially the 80-90s, and other works. Participant of numerous exhibitions - from regional to international. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1988).
A native of the city of Saratov, Yuri Grigoryev received an excellent art education at the Krasnodar Art College, then at the V.I.Surikov Art Institute in Moscow. After graduating from the institute in 1964, he came to Orenburg, in 1965 he became a member of the Union of Artists, actively participated in exhibitions of various ranks: regional, zonal, All-Russian, All-Union, foreign. He mainly works on subject-themed paintings, powerfully, temperamentally written, with a clear understanding of the life completeness of the plot. Since the 90s, the landscape genre has become increasingly attractive to him, especially since the artist has spent most of the year in the village of Petropavlovka in the Sakmarsky district of the Orenburg region, where his landscape motifs come from. For Grigoriev, nature is the main life-giving source of creativity; in the landscapes, the artist’s attitude is most fully expressed. His experiences, moods, nuances of state of mind, Grigoryev is a brilliant painter with his individual creative manner, a wide pasty brushstroke, intense burning of color, and the beauty of the painting's plastic-plastic fabric.