Marina Richter was born on 21 June 1962 in Moscow where she later attended French lyceum and a secondary decorative art school, studying miniature and icon.
Since 1983, she has lived and worked in Prague. In 1990, she completed studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, specialising in illustration and graphic art.
Marina Richter has illustrated several books. Some of the most successful and remarkable ones include Shakespeare's King Lear and Sonnets.
The artist's works can be found in art collections in the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan and Russia.