Artist Yuri Nozdrin was born in Klaipeda, Lithuania in 1949. He received a primary artistic education at the Astrakhan Children's Art School. Graduated from the Moscow Pamyati Revolutsiyi 1905 Art School, then from the Moscow Polygraphical College. Yuri designed and illustrated about 200 books including four manuscripts in limited print, written by himself. His basic artistic technique is etching, often tinted with watercolor. He has created more than 140 etchings, and many of his works are in art museums in Russia, including the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and in private galleries and collections all over the world.
He now lives in the Moscow Region.