An outstanding painter, Mosin Prize laureate, professor. Graduate of Sverdlovsk Art School in 1970. He is the author of monumental and decorative huge painting “Cattle moving in the state of Montana” highly appreciated by famous sculptor Ernst Neizvestniy. Anatoliy Kalashnikov cooperates with the other known Yekaterinburg artist Misha Brusilovskiy – together they created 5 big canvases for their common exhibition “Carnival” in the state museum of fine arts in 2007 – in those paintings we can see a big influence of Venice fine art of XVI century. His works are housed in capital and regional museums, public and private collections in Russia and abroad.