AWARDS and HONORS
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George Washington's Mount Vernon Presidential Award
Portrait of George Washington
by Igor Babailov.
Collection: Mount Vernon.
Presented on behalf of George Washington by the President of Mount Vernon.
Dr. Paul Stumb, President of Cumberland University
( Photo credit: Krissy Leigh Kimsal )
Igor V. Babailov awarded the distinguished academic degree Doctor of Literary Letters (Honoris Causa)
by the historic Cumberland University
Hon. American Academician of
the Russian Academy of Arts (est. 1757)
"Dear Mr. Babailov,
Congratulations to you on your election to the Russian Academy of Arts."
~ Dr. James H. Billington
The Librarian of the United States Congress
"An Academician is a member of an officially constituted Academy, such as the Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757), to be elected to which is a great honor, the pinnacle of the career of a traditional artist." ~ RAA
Previous recipients of this honor include designer Pierre Cardin, HRH Princess Chantal of France and American artist, Andrew Wyeth.
Chevalier of the Order of St. Anne (est.1735)
Order of St. Anne, dynastic order of Knighthood, was presented to Igor Babailov by Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, the Head of the Imperial House of Romanov and descendant of the Russian, European and British royalty, including Alexander II and Queen Victoria.
Official Bronze Medal of the Pontificate
of His Holiness Pope St. John Paul II
Secretariat of State
General David H. Petraeus Award "For Excellence"
Presented by General David H. Petraeus, U.S. Military Commander, CIA Director, for the work on his portrait at West Point Academy Museum.
~ Official Major League Baseball ~
Award for Portraiture
Presented to Igor Babailov at Yankee Stadium, New York City
Joe DiMaggio Awards, 2011