Thesis in the CVC - "Warrior-winner" rating - excellent. The training took place at the sculpture faculty. Awarded the title of artist-sculptor.
Mikhail Anikushin was born in Moscow in a working class family. He studied at the Leningrad Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture named after I. E. Repin (LINGAS) from 1937 to 1947 with a break for the war years (1941-1945):
1935-1936 — V. S. Bogatyrev in the preparatory classes at the Russian Academy of arts.
1936-1937 — G. A. Schultz prepared it in art school for admission to the Academy.
1937-1941, 1945-1947 — V. A. Sinai, and A. T. Matveev at the Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture.
From the beginning of the great Patriotic war went to the militia, from November 1941, fought in the ranks of the red army.
One of the most famous works of the sculptor — a monument to Pushkin, established in 1957 in Leningrad, for which the author was awarded the Lenin prize.
Dudin representative of the classical, traditionalist school, the author of a number of known images of Alexander Pushkin, member of the Academy of arts of the USSR (since 1962), people's artist of USSR (1963), Hero of Socialist Labor (1977).
October 2, 2007 on the workshop building, where he taught Dudin (Sand embankment, 16), a memorial plaque.
The name of the sculptor named Antoshevskiy square on Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt, in this Park established his sculpture composition "Friendship" ("Dancing girls") — and Anikushina alley, which runs from this square to Vyazemsky lane, where he lived.