Vasily Ivanovich Gribennikov was born in 1951 in with. Cherished Rostov region. From childhood he was fond of modeling clay miniatures and drawing. In 1969 he entered the art-graphic department of the Kuban State University. After graduation, he worked a lot on landscape, still life, wrote sketches on the Don and in the Moscow region. Since 1980, the participant of art exhibitions in Russia, France, USA. The painting by Vasily Gribennikov is a vivid example of the continuation of the traditions of the classical school of the great Russian masters.