Viktor Shatunov was born in 1952 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
He has graduated from the art school of Venozinskis in Vilnius also he has been graduated as a graphic designer from the Byelorussia Academy of Fine Arts in Minsk. For further training he went to the Leningrad Academy of Fine Arts (now St. Petersburg, Russia).
Viktor is active in book graphics since 1975, basically illustrating the classical works of art. In addition to this he works as a painter.
Since 1978 he is a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, latert a member of the Union of Artists of Lithuania.
Since 1985 he specializes in illustrating books for children. He showed his talents in more than 150 books, with a circulation of more than 20.000.000 copies in many countries, such as: USA, Japan, Russia, Republic of South Africa, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Yugoslavia, Poland, Byelorussia and Lithuania.
He holds many diplomas in book graphic art design.
Viktor earned different prizes at international exhibitions and competitions.
Since 1990 he not only illustrates books for children, but writes them as well.