An outstanding artist, who followed the traditions of realism painting, honored art worker of Ukraine SSR, professor. He graduated from Odessa Art School in 1892 (art studio of K.K. Kostandy). In 1984 he followed the studies in St-Petersburg Academy of Arts, pupil of I.E. Repin, I.I. Shishkin, A.I. Kuindzhy. After graduating from the Academy he participated in many exhibitions. In 1907 Yuliy Bershadskiy opened in Odessa, which existed till 1928. In 1941 with the beginning of the World War II the Bershadskiy family came to Sverdlovsk where he taught painting and drawing at the department of architecture of the Urals State Institute. During this period he created a number of portraits of famous people of Sverdlovsk. The works by Yuliy Bershadskiy are found in state museums and private collections.