Vasin Alexander (a pseudonym Alastair, Maquisard) – painter. The official place of birth is Ufa BASSR in 1961. According to other versions, the city of Kemi in Finland. He was brought up in seme leading an active creative life. The artist's father Peter V. Vanzin was the main artist in large art workshops and maintained friendly relations with many prominent artists. In childhood and in consequence of Maquisard had the opportunity through the friendly relations of the father with the vast galaxy of famous artists to learn directly from famous painters. Makvizard studied painting in several art institutions, in Ufa, Krasnodar, Moscow, but for various reasons stopped studying and mainly studied with private teachers and studios of famous artists. A huge role in the perception of the world in the vision of the artist played a mother, bolkhovitinova Maria Tikhonovna, who strongly contributed to the formation of the son from a creative standpoint. Helped him to understand not only the techniques of painting, but also the spiritual perception of the world from the standpoint of goodness and humanity. That is why in the works of the artist most of the works reflect the aspirations of man to the best complex, philosophical reasoning about the vicissitudes of life, the meaning of life. Maquisard has worked in most art workshops, and is currently a member of several art unions. He is a member of a number of art organizations, has awards from public funds. The paintings of the painter are partially sold out by fans of painting, some in Museum collections, a small part is taken away by collectors of paintings from Russia abroad. The artist currently works alternately in Ufa and Moscow.