БиографияYerbolat Tolepbay was born in Kazakhstan in 1955. In 1977, he graduated from the art and graphic design programme at Abay State University in Almaty. Since 1974 he presented his works at national, all-Union and international exhibitions in 35 countries, including France, Italy, Germany, India, China, Egypt, and the Philippines.

Tolepbay’s works are displayed in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and other museums in Russia, the Kasteyev State Museum of Arts (Almaty, Kazakhstan), regional museums in Kazakhstan, the Directorate for Artistic Exhibitions at the Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan, and private collections in Kazakhstan, the CIS, Europe, America, and Asia.

Tolepbay has been awarded many prizes and titles, including the Knighthood from the French Order of Arts and Letters, the State Prize of Kazakhstan, a member of the Academies of Art of Russia, the Czech Republic and the Kyrgyz Republic, the highest award from EUROUNION (Brussels), and the prize of the Salvador Dali International Alliance (Madrid) for special accomplishments in painting.

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