Vadim was born and lives in Moscow, he studied at the Academy of Art, Industrial Design and Applied Art in Moscow and went on to work for Soviet Television as head of graphics and illustration.
Going freelance in the 1980’s his work has appeared in a number of books and exhibitions throughout Europe and the U.S.A.
In recent years Vadim’s work illustrating the hugely successful children's book Fidget’s Freedom by Stacey Patterson and the coming volumes in the trilogy have brought his work to many homes in the West.
Vadim’s love of falconry history combined with his knowledge of Central Asia, of which he has visited many times, is in part what evokes my admiration for his work. The attention to detail that one of his paintings contains is enough to hold you captivated, let alone the aesthetics and sense of realism of the image.
The following pages are a gallery of Vadim Gorbatov’s falconry prints.
I am also pleased to host a gallery of Vadim Gorbatov's wildlife art