Vladimir Afanasiev (1949) - a Ukrainian graphic artist and painter, author of numerous art books. Born in Odessa. In 1971 he graduated Odessa national polytechnic university (graphic arts faculty). He initiated the creation of the Artsiz Art School in Odessa region, worked there as a director as well. Exhibitor of numerous all-union, republican and international exhibitions (1970). He lives and works in Odessa. His works are presented in the museums of art of Odessa and also in the private collections in Ukraine, France, Great Britain,Germany, USA etc.