Valery Sirovsky was born in Bakhmach, Ukraine, on March 12, 1939.
In 1949–1959, he studied at the Suvorov Military School in Saratov and Leningrad.
In 1959–1965, he studied at Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, specializing in Italian and English.
In 1967–1980, Valery Sirovsky worked at the Mosfilm studio as assistant director and actor. He took part in Mikhail Kalatozov’s ‘The Red Tent’ and Eldar Ryazanov’s ‘Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia’.
Mr Sirovsky worked with Cesare Zavattini, Georgiy Daneliya, Yuri Ozerov, Rodolfo Sonego, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioi, and Roberto Benigni.
As simultaneous interpreter, he worked with such prominent Russian and Italian statesmen of the last four decades as Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Gianni Agnielli, Camillo Olivetti, Giovanni Leone, Boris Yeltsin, Sergio Pininfarina, Enrico Berlinguer, Romano Prodi and others.
Valery Sirovsky translated works by Curzio Malaparte, Tonino Guerra, David Wilcock, and Samuel Beckett into Russian, and works by Alexander Pushkin, Anna Akhmatova, and Nikolay Erdman into Italian.
Solo exhibitions: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Suzdal, Gus-Khrustalny, Brussels, Antwerp, Kaliningrad, Venice, Florence, etc.
As artist and photographer, Mr Sirovsky participated in numerous group exhibitions in Russia and abroad (Moscow, Vladimir, Rome, Yasnaya Polyana, Padua, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris, Riga, Kaliningrad, etc.)
In 2001, Valery Sirovsky exhibited his graphics at the Venice Biennale.
In 2004, he took part in the Golden Toscana exhibition at the Tretyakov gallery.
In 2005, the artist displayed his scroll-drawing ‘Brenta River Iconography’ made on a 50-metres long piece of paper in the Ateneo Veneto in Venice.
Presently, Valery Sirovsky is an independent artist, a writer, and a publicist.
He lives and works in Moscow.