Vasily Suryaninov was born in Kozmodemjanska in 1903. After studying in at the higher art and technical Institute in Moscow (1924-1928), he began to work on socio-political posters at the start of 1930s. In 1936 he appeared as a graphic artist, working in illustration, etching and lithography. Between 1956 and 1990, Suryaninov became one of the most active authors in the workshop ‘Agitplakat’ Union of artists of the USSR. In 1974, he received a title of ‘Honoured artist of the RSFSR’. Suryaninov died in Moscow in 1991.