Vasili Kurakin was born in 1920 in the Moscow region.
In 1940. He graduated from the Fedoskino lacquer miniature painting school.
Member of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
He graduated from the Moscow Higher Industrial Art School named after Stroganov.
Member of the Russian Artists' Union.
Participant of numerous exhibitions.
The art works in the genres of portrait, still life, landscape. My favorite theme of creativity - pictures of people, places and the memorable nature of the Russian North.
His works are in museums and private collections in Russia, England, Italy, Finland