Petrovich Smyshlyaev

Moldova • born in 1949

Born 05/30/1949 in s. Petroshany, Moldova. He lives in Chisinau.


From 1964 to 1968 he studied at the Republican Art College. I. E. Repina in Chisinau.

In 1977 he graduated from the VGIK faculty of art with a degree in animator from professors Boris Mikhailovich Nemensky and Anatoly Panteleimonovich Sazonov.

Professional activity:

He worked as a decorator in the Puppet Theater Likurich,
Illustrator of Art Literature Publishing House,
production designer at the film studio "Moldova-film" and "Diver studio" in Chisinau.
Since the 90s he has been drawing cartoons for Moldavian print media.

Participates in exhibitions since 1978

Member of the Union of Artists since 1989 and the Union of Cinematographers since 1987.

A. Smyshlyaev’s works are in private and public collections in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa, Kiev, Bratislava, Chisinau, Bucharest, and Florida.


Anatoly Smyshlyaev illustrated more than 200 books, among them: Moldavian and Russian folk tales, tales of the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrot, Hans Christian Anderson, Contessa de Segur, as well as “You Can’t Take a Fish Out of a Pond Without Labor” 1982, a collection of poems “Cheerful Teremok” 1983, “Cat gray forehead”, “Slice of chalk” T. Shtirbu, Collection of short stories by Spiridon Wangeli “The Nightingale”, “Grapette, The Runaway Who Rolled Away” by S. Konnikova, books by S. Evstratyev and many others.
In addition to books, Smyshlyaev draws for children's magazines Alunel and Zvezdochka.


Published in the following editions of Chisinau and Moscow: Delovaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Moldova, Telegraf, Capital, Literaturnaya Gazeta, etc.


At the film studio "Moldova-film":
1978 - Cloud
1985 - Hajduk
1987 - Dragon and the Sun

In "Diver studio": about 30 animated short films.


- The main prize at the 39th Cannes Film Festival in 1986. for the animated film "Hajduk" in the category "Best Short Film".

- diploma "For the best graphic solution", Alma-Ata.

- diploma "For high fine culture", Tbilisi.

Main exhibitions:

Republican (1979, 1981, 1982, 1997);

All-Union (1984, 1986);


1985 and 1987, Biennale of Illustration in Bratislava (BIB);
1990 - 2nd Exhibition-Auction of theater and film artists, Moscow;
1990 - Iron, No. 8 (FECO), Moscow;
1993 - The first international festival of caricature "Barter", Moscow;
2000 - Professor and students, Small Manege, Moscow.

Literature about the artist:

All-Union Journal "In the World of Books" No. 6, 1986.

"Brothers in the pen." Ed. "Literature Artistry", 1989.

Colesnic, Iurie (2005). Colegiu Republican de Arte Plastice Al. Plamadeala. MUSEUM Chișinău.


R. Akulova. Book Graphics of Moldova. Kish. Ed. Literature of art. 1986

"Collection of Moldavian poetry for children." Ill., B., Aqu., 1982

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