Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov (may 3 , 1848, village of Lopyal, Vyatka province — July 23, 1926, Moscow) was a Russian painter and architect, master of historical and folk painting.
He studied at the Vyatka theological school (1858-1862), and then at the Vyatka theological Seminary. With the blessing of his father, he left the Seminary from the penultimate year and went to St. Petersburg to enter the Academy of arts. He studied painting in St. Petersburg-first with I. N. Kramskoy at the Drawing school of the society for the encouragement of artists (1867-1868), then at the Academy of arts (1868-1873).
He participated in the creation Of the society for the revival of artistic Russia, along with many other artists of his time.
Viktor Vasnetsov's outstanding works can also be seen on numerous reproductions, including in the form of mosaics in the category Vasnetsov puzzles.