Began studying at the commercial school but left before completing the course. In 1919, he entered the State Free Art Studios, the former School of Painting,Sculpture and Architecture, in the studio of sculptor S.Konenkov. He was art director in charge of decorating celebrations in honour of the revolution and decorated three pavilions for the Agricultural Exhibition, one of which was on horse breeding. Zimin’s favourite artists were Falk, Malevich, Kandinskiy, Tatlin, Konenkov, Deyneka and Mukhina. He also liked Mayakovskiy. Experimented with graphics and decorative and applied arts.
Illustration for the book “Scryabin in a dance of Lukin”. 1922-1923. Print, collotype.27,6x20
Illustration for the book “Sodom”. After a prick. 1924. Paper, ink, pen. 19,3x14,1