Aleksey Nikanorovich Komarov
Born in a village of Tula Government. Began to
paint and sculpture (of bread) domestic animals when he was 5 years old.
Graduated in 1901 from School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture.
Illustrated many natural history books and journals, worked with all state
publishing houses since 1917, among most widely known to zoologists are the
books "Game birds and mammals of the USSR", "Birds of Soviet
Union" etc. He participated in numerous scientific expeditions. Komarov's
paintings are kept in many museums of Moscow.