Vladimir Nemukhin (1925-2016) was a Russian artist. He studied under Petr Yefimovich Sokolov, to whom some of his works are dedicated, before graduating from the Studio School of the House of Unions. Sokolov introduced Nemukhin to the avant-garde tradition, and he became one of the main figures of the movement. With fellow artists Oscar Rabin and Evgeny Rukhin, Nemukhin helped orchestrate the notorious Bulldozer Exhibition, the first mainstream exhibition of unofficial, unregulated art in the USSR, in 1974. A prevalent theme in Nemukhin's work is the idea of cards and gambling in life. Later on, his sculptures took on a more metaphysical tone, with a constructivist geometric nature. He settled in Germany and passed away on April 16th, 2016.