Anatoly Konenko

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Anatoly Konenko
Born Anatoly Ivanovich Konenko
(1954-02-23)23 February 1954
Orsk of Soviet Union
Known for Painting
Notable work Shod flea
Movement Microminiature

Anatoly Ivanovich Konenko (Russian: Анато́лий Ива́нович Коне́нко; born 23 February 1954) is a microminiature painter and sculptor from the Russian city of Omsk. In 1996 he was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world's smallest book. Konenko began his career in 1981, becoming the first microminiature artist in Siberia.


Konenko was born in the town of Orsk in the Orenburg region of Russia. His family later relocated to Kazakhstan. Konenko received a degree in technical architecture from The Omsk College of Civil Engineering. In 1982 he graduated from Omsk State Pedagogical University with a degree in graphic design. Konenko began to create miniature works in 1981. Since 2007, Konenko's son began to work with his father. In 2010 Konenko issued a collection of microbook volumes of Pushkin, Koltsov, Evtushenko.


Grasshopper playing the violin.

Anatoly Konenko's works often reference Russian fables and fairy tales; some of his most famous creations include "The Savvy Flea", "The Grasshopper Violinist" and "A Caravan of Camels in the Eye of the Needle". [1]


Anatoly Konenko has published more than 200 miniature books. His edition of Chekhov's Chameleon, issued in 1996 in Omsk, includes 29 pages, 3 color illustrations, and a portrait of Chekhov, and measures 0,9 x 0,9 mm. Anatoly Konenko has been listed in Guinness Book of Records for creating the book. [2]

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