Born in Kaunas in 1934, he died in Vilnius in 1969. He was the son of the well-known book illustrator Domicelė Tarabildienė. He gained a diploma in graphic art from the Lithuanian Art Institute in 1958. He made engravings, and designed ex libris, postcards, posters, theatre sets, costumes and books. He illustrated children’s books from 1960, eight out of his ten publications are popular science and educational publications. Tarabilda employed innovative means of expression: he made pictures from page-proofs, and combined drawing and photography. He was considered an innovator in the art of children’s book illustration.