Born in Moscow in 1938.
Between 1950 and 1956 attended Moscow’s secondary art school, affiliated with the Surikov Institute.
In 1957-1962 studied under A.D. Goncharov and E.M. Belyutin at the Institute of Graphic Arts and Publishing.
Since 1962 has been contributing his works to non-conformist art shows.
In 1995 the Tretyakov Gallery held Yankilevsky’s solo show.
Does paintings, graphic works, book illustrations and objects.
Lives in Paris and Moscow.