Art Brokerage: Vladimir Ryklin Russian Artist: b. 1934. He was born in 1934 in Moscow. Upon completion of his studies, he worked as an illustrator and poster artist for the Central Commercial Art Bureau. Vladimir Ryklin credits include posters for such prestigious companies as the New York City Ballet, Dresden Opera, Vienna Opera, and awards for best poster in Moscow and Bulgaria. Since 1975, the artist had worked as a scenic artist for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), including Saturday Live Night Show. Since 1990, Vladimir Ryklin has worked as a production designer for CBS Night Show with David Letterman. Ryklin draws on the traditional style of realism characteristic of the old masters - most notably 17th-century avant-garde artist such as Bosch and Brueghel- to create surrealistic compositions.