Born in the city of Ivanovo. A member of the artists Union of the RSFSR since 1971. In 1949-1954 he studied at the Palekh art school. Teacher - N.M.Zinoviev, B. M. Nemtinov. In 1954-1989, he worked at the Palekh art-production workshops.
Was engaged in monumental painting (painting the foyer of the cinema "Ruslan" in the town of Pushkin of the Leningrad region (1971-1972), Ivanovo Palace of culture of textile workers and technology to them. 30-letiya Pobedy (1974)). Themes of works: folklore, literature, genre scenes. Participant of exhibitions since 1963.The work of Yu. V. Plekhanov are stored in museums: gmpi, PIM, Ivanovo OC, DEM, HF Russia