Yakov Dorofeevich Romas was a Soviet Painter, and one of the pioneers of Soviet design. He was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the USSR since 1958. He was awarded the People’s Artist of the USSR in 1965 and was the chief artist of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in 1950-1954. Romas’ typical paintings were landscape compositions, in which there was often an overwhelming theme of water. His works were represented at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as many other museums.