He was born in Yeysk. In 1902, he joined the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, and transferred to the Stroganov Art School in 1904 to study book illustration. In 1905, he moved to Paris and attended drawing classes by Eugène Grasset and Théophile Steinlen. He returned to Russia in 1908, and settled in Saint Petersburgh between 1912 and 1914, illustrating children's books and other Russian books such as Lukomorie.
From 1919 to 1923, Dmitry Mitrohin was a custodian in the drawings and engravings department of the Russian Museum. In 1919, he also started teaching at the Higher Photography Institute, and then at the Academy of Arts from 1924 to 1934. In 1944, he moved back to Moscow to do book illustration until the 1960s. He died in Moscow in 1973.
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- Книга о Митрохине. Статьи, письма, воспоминания. Составитель Л. В. Чага. Подготовка текста и примечания И. Я. Васильевой. – М.: Художник РСФСР. 1986
- Д. И. Митрохин. Работы последних лет. Комплект открыток (билингва). – Ленинград.: Аврора. 1973
- The World of Art Movement – In early 20th—century Russia. Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 1991 ISBN 5-7300-0215-7
- Дмитрий Митрохин. – Русаков Ю. А. Избранные искусствоведческие труды. – Санкт-Петербург.: Алетейя. 2000. С. 221 ISBN 5-89329-205-7
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