Painter who is known for his traditionalist style portraits of different female figures. Influenced by painters such as Andrew Wyeth, he is known for having been selected as a Top 30 painter in 2008 by the Portrait Society of America. He shares his artworks for his over 70,000 Instagram followers.
After receiving several awards for his childhood watercolor and pastel paintings, he chose to study at the Ufa Art College before attending The Repin Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Russia. His first solo exhibition came in 1995 titled "Sangat".
He was awarded the Chairman's Choice Award at the 2009 International Art Renewal Center's salon. He also received the Certificate of Excellence for his outstanding achievement in art at the ceremony as well.
He was born and raised in Ufa, Bashkiria, USSR. He is married and has a seven year old daughter.
Leonid Afremov is a fellow painter from Russia who is also known for his portraiture work.