Ivan Maximov

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Ivan Maximov
Born Ivan Leonidovich Maksimov
(1958-11-19) 19 November 1958 (age 57)
Moscow, USSR
Occupation Artist

Ivan Leonidovich Maximov (Russian: Иван Леонидович Максимов; born 19 November 1958) is an artist, professional animator and director.


Ivan Maximov was born on 19 November 1958 in Moscow.[1] He studied photography at the Biophysical Institute in Moscow till 1976. From 1976 - 1982 Maximov studied at the Physical-Technical Institute in Moscow. He worked as an illustrator for various magazines and from 1982 to 1986 he was an engineer at the Russian Space Research Institute. Between 1986 and 1989 Maximov took advanced studies in Film Directing and Script writing.

In the early 1990s, Maximov became involved with Russia's first gaming magazine, Video-Ace Dendy (Russian: Видео-Асс Dendy), and the television series, Dendy: The New Reality (Russian: Денди новая реальность, tr. Dendy Novaya Realnost; IPA: [ˈdʲenʲdʲɪ ˈnovəjə rʲɪˈalʲnəsʲtʲ]). Here he was in charge of designing Dendy the Elephant, Dendy's trademark mascot.[2]

Starting in 1995 Maximov worked as "virtual studio IVAN MAXIMOV" where he set up his studio at home to work on film, video and computer animation. He worked as a caricaturist for VREMYA mn and in 2000 and 2001 he worked as a caricaturist for VREMYA NOVOSTEY.

In 2003, Maximov created the computer game Full Pipe[3] at PIPE-STUDIO. The same year, he also began teaching film directing and script writing at school-studio SHAR and VGIK.

Animated films[edit]

Most of these films can be viewed in their entirety on his official website.

  • From Left to Right (1989)
  • 5/4 (1990)
  • Provincial School (1992)
  • Bolero (1992)
  • N + 2 (1993)
  • Libido of Benjamino (1994)
  • The Strings (1996)
  • 2 Trams (1997)
  • Luba (2001)
  • Slow Bistro (2003)
  • Wind Along the Coast (2003)
  • The Spate (2004)
  • Tonnelage (2005)
  • Rain Down from Above (2007)
  • The Additional Capabilities of the Snout (2008)
  • Tides to and fro (2010)
  • Out of Play (2012)
  • Long bridge of desired direction (2012)
  • Fisherman's daughter (2013)

Animated computer games[edit]

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