Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA

The National Arts Club

New York City

When the portrait sitting takes place in New York City, Mr. Babailov greets his portrait clients at his prestigious private and historic National Arts Club. Since its founding in 1898, the club's distinguished members included three U.S. Presidents, writer Mark Twain, artists Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase and many other luminaries.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Samuel A. Alito, portrait sitting in preparation for the official U.S. Supreme Court oil portrait by portrait artist Igor Babailov.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Samuel A. Alito
Portrait sitting in preparation for the official U.S. Supreme Court portrait
National Arts Club, NYC

Igor Babailov, Hon.RAA is one of the very few artists today whose Portrait Painting Procedure resembles precisely those of the Great Masters of Portraiture, such as Ilya Repin and John Singer Sargent, as it includes preliminary DRAWING STUDIES FROM LIFE.  This is the vital step in preparation for portrait painting and Mr. Babailov skillfully draws his subjects entirely from life, which today is a fundamental challenge for many painters. Please see Portrait Procedure. At the same time, clients have the opportunity to see the artist in 'action' and his skill in capturing a full of character life-likeness, right on the spot. 

New York City select portrait news and unveilings

At Times Square
Igor Babailov on the Billboard at Times Square, New York City
Rudy Giuliani
Official portrait unveiling in New York City
Gen. David Petraeus
Official portrait unveiling, New York City
Justice Joseph P. Sullivan and Roy Reardon
Justice Joseph P. Sullivan, the longest serving judge in New York. Portrait by Igor Babailov, official unveiling, New York City
HRH Prince Andrew
Official portrait unveiling, New York City, Collection: Buckingham Palace, London
Reggie Jackson "Mr.October"
American baseball star, portrait by Igor Babailov, official unveiling, New York City
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, Investment Firm, New York City
Bob Costas
Sportscaster, Emmy Awards winner, portrait unveiling, New York City
Actor Tony Lo Bianco
Official portrait unveiling, New York City
Pianist Byron Janis
Official portrait unveiling. Igor Babailov with Byron Janis and Dr. James Watson (DNA discoverer), New York City
Frank Military
Music Publisher to Frank Sinatra and numerous other stellar personalities in American music
Regis Philbin
TV personality, creator of the show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", portrait by Igor Babailov, official unveiling, New York City
Isadore Sharp
Four Seasons Hotels founder, with his grand full-length portrait by Igor Babailov
Tiki Barber
American Football star, portrait by Igor Babailov, official unveiling, New York City
Boomer Esiason
American Football star, official portrait unveiling in New York City
Bill Gallo
Legendary Sports Cartoonist - New York Daily News, portrait presentation, New York City
Vincent Pitta
New York City attorney, portrait unveiling.
Actor James Gandolfini
The "Sopranos" TV series and other films. Official portrait unveiling, New York City
Bucky Dent
American baseball star, official portrait unveiling, Yankee Stadium, NYC
NYC portrait unveiling
Babailov portrait unveiling at Waldorf Astoria, New York City
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New York Daily News, two-page feature about Igor Babailov's Vatican portrait of Pope Benedict XVI
New York Daily News, two-page feature about Igor Babailov's Vatican portrait of Pope Benedict XVI

New York Daily News writes about Igor Babailov's

Vatican portrait of Pope Benedict XVI

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