Yuri Sergheevich Yudaev - Racei was born in 1956, in Kaliningrad (former Konigsberg).
He was graduated as Art-teacher Moscow Art Institute in 1985. Yuri`s portraits and genre compositions was shown at some exhibitions in Moscow and Moscow region in 1980s-1990-s. Publicated in catalogue 'Young Artists of 80`s', 1990 by Alexander Yakimovitch. In 1999-2000 he educated in Contemporary Art Institute, Moscow and Russian State Humanitary University as an artist and art historian. Now Yuri works as a painter in landscape and portrait genres. Some biographical notes are placed (on Russian) there: http://racei.livejournal.com