Soviet artist Dmitry Belyaev (18 November 1921 – 25 September 2007) – a member of the Leningrad branch of the Union of Soviet Artists (1952). Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1998), Winner of the St. Petersburg government award in the field of literature, art and architecture (2004) for a series of works created in recent years. Laureate of Ilya Repin State Prize (2005). Member of Peter’s Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Soviet artist Dmitry Vasilievich Belyayev was born in the village of Ryazan Province. In 1929, after his mother’s death, the family moved to Moscow. First, Dmitry Belyaev studied in the studio of the Moscow House of Pioneers of the Bauman district, then in the Art School in memory of 1905. On the last course drafted into the Red Army. Member of the Great Patriotic War, fought in the South-West and the 2nd Ukrainian Front – was the commander of the tank compartment, was injured. Among his military awards are the Order of the Red Star, Patriotic War of the first degree, medals “For Victory over Germany” and others.