Vitaliy Aleksandrovich Markin (1924 – 1998) was born in the Don region, studied at the Rostov Art School, then at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. He regularly participated in city, regional and all-Union exhibitions. His works were exhibited in many European countries and even in Japan, some were sold at the Christie's and others still form part of the Rostov Art Gallery's collection. His work mainly embraced graphic art: linography, lithography, watercolour, gouache, tempera, posters and billboards.
Member of the Union of Artists of Russia (1962). Honored Artist of Russia.