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Ilja Bereznickas (born January 1, 1948 in Vilnius, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian animator, illustrator, scriptwriter and caricaturist.
In 1970 he graduated in architecture from Kaunas Polytechnic Institute. In 1985 he graduated from the Postgraduate School of Scriptwriters and Film directors, Moscow, Russia (class of Fyodor Khitruk and Yuri Norstein ). Since 1985, with interruptions, he has worked at the National Lithuanian Film Studio - as director, artist and animator. Since 1990 he has worked in Norway and the U.S. producing and creating animated TV ads, shorts and feature animation films, and illustrating children's books. In 2002 he initiated and became the head of the Animation Programme Vilnius Academy of Art as part of the Photography and Media Art Faculty. In 2003 - 2004 he taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Through his life he created many illustrated books and caricatures. From 1973 onwards he has participated in exhibitions of cartoons worldwide. Individual exhibitions were held in Vilnius (1980, 1997, 2005), and abroad.