Anatoly Belkin was born in 1953 in Moscow, but currently lives in Leningrad, St. Petersburg.
He studied at I. E. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture.
Being one of the youngest representatives of the nonconformist movement, participated in the majority of exhibitions of "informal" artists. His first personal exhibition took place at Dzerzhinsky Culture Club (1977).
Already since 1976 his works take part in foreign expositions of "resistant" art in New York, Sent-Luis, Washington, San Francisco, Bochum, Paris, New Jersey, Mongeron and other cities.
Belkin is a member of the St. Petersburg Organization of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.