In Vania Zouravliov's daguerreotype-like style, some of his early influences such as Dante's Divine Comedy, early Disney and The Bible shines through. Born in Vladimir, an old medieval capital of Russia, history has clearly made its way into the rich details of his illustrations.
Vania was labelled a child prodigy at a young age, helped along by his artistic family. His mother, who was an art teacher, gave him access to her art supplies. He spent his later years studying in the U.K., where he continued to live and work after his studies. Vania's work has been published in National Geographic, The Scotsman, The New York Times and more.