Ivan Pyetrovich Ivanov-Vano (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Ивано́в-Вано́) (February 8, 1900, Moscow – March 25, 1987, Moscow) was a Soviet animator and Russian animation director, sometimes called the “Patriarch of Soviet animation”.
He graduated from Vkhutemas in 1923 and began working at the State Film Technicum in 1929. Since 1939 he was teaching at VGIK (he was granted the title of professor in 1952) where he taught Bulgarian animator Todor Dinov among others, through 1987. He was a member of the Communist Party since 1951, and was also a founder and the original Vice President of ASIFA from 1961 to 1973.
Ivanov-Vano was a laureate of numerous festivals. —Wikipedia