Yuri Klapoukh was born in 1963. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of painting of V.I.Surikov in 1993. Professionally engaged in painting during 15 years. His favorite themes are Russian landscape, classical portrait and genre scene of the rural life. Took part in many group and personal exhibitions. His paintings are in private collections in the USA, Czechia, Poland, Austria, the Republic of South Africa and Germany.