Painter, graphic artist and illustrator.
Born in Moscow.
Between 1947 and 1952 Vasiliev attended the Moscow Secondary Art School.
From 1952 to 1958 he studied under Y.Kibrik at the graphic arts department of the Moscow State Institute of Art.
Since 1956 he has been exhibiting his works.
In 1967 Vasiliev joined the Soviet Artists Union.
Since 1990 he has lived in New York.