Mikhail Verkholantsev was born in 1937 in Moscow. In 1961 he graduated from the Moscow Higher Industrial School of Arts (former Stroganovskoe). Member of the Moscow Union of Artists, Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Union of Artists of Russia. Honored Artist of Russia. Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts. He was awarded prizes and medals at the international graphic biennale in Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Turkey, Poland, China. He was awarded the silver medal of the Russian Academy of Arts, the gold medal of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, the medal of the Moscow Union of Artists "For Merits in the Field of Fine Arts", the medal of the Russian Academy of Arts "Decent", gold medal of the Russian Academy of Arts He was awarded the Star of the Order of the Archangel Michael for his great contribution and development of the culture of the Russian state No. 0077 He works in the field of applied and easel graphics, design and painting. Participant and laureate of international congresses of graphics FISAE in 1988, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012 in Russia, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey and China. Lives and works in Moscow.