Tõnis Laanemaa is the grand old man of Estonian printmaking. He studied painting in Tartu Art School 1952 - 1957 and printmaking in Estonian Art Institute 1961 - 1966. Exhibiting in exhibitions in Estonia since 1964, internationally since 1970. One of the founders of the legendary ANK' 64 artist group. Member of the Estonian Artists´ Association since 1970.