Gheorge Vrabie (born on March 21, 1939, Călinești, Fălești, Bălți county, and died on March 31, 2016, Chișinău) was a Moldovan artist, the author of the Coat of arms of the Republic of Moldova and of the Flag of the Chișinău Municipality, of the national currency for which he was named the "Father of the Moldovan Leu". From 1962 to 1967 he studied at the "Ilya Repin" State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture (now Imperial Academy of Arts) from Saint Petersburg . In 1961 was his first debute. It has illustrated over the years several volumes of Roman and universal literature. The artist's interest turned to such authors as Mihai Eminescu, Ion Druţă, Grigore Vieru, Dante, Longus, Paul Valery. The books’ graphics by Gheorghe Vrabie are distinguished by line intensity, accuracy and fine execution.