Kopaev Vladimir Ivanovich – was born in 1925 in Slavgorod, Altai region (Russia). He graduated from the Art College of Kostroma. He took part in exhibitions abroad (USA), national and regional exhibitions. Kopaev lived and worked in Novosibirsk (Russia), some of the artist's works are in the Novosibirsk State Art Museum.
Member of the Union of Artists of Russia (1997).