I was born in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, on 13 August 1954.
I graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 1980, with graphic art as my major. I’m a member of the Estonian Artists’ Association. I have worked, here in Estonia, as art director of both the prestigious publishing house of Perioodika and the very popular humour magazine Pikker. The general public knows me as a political cartoonist whose work has been published in Estonia’s leading newspapers and magazines.
Since 1998 I’ve worked as a freelance artist, concentrating mostly upon drawing and painting portraits as well as caricatures. Over the years, people have ordered about 45,000 portraits from me. I’ve been actively drawing caricatures since 1967, when I was only 13 years old. Many of these have been printed in various publications, both in Estonia and abroad.
For 12 years I also sang professionally in the Estonian National Male Choir as a first tenor, so that some wits have nicknamed me the Warbling Caricaturist.
I’m the author of the monument “Murtud müür” (Broken wall), that was planned in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the square of Iceland (together with glass artist Ivo Lill and architect Ain Rööpson).