Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA

The National Arts Club

New York City

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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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National Arts Club - bar

National Arts Club staircase

National Arts Club rooms

National Arts Club rooms

National Arts Club rooms

National Arts Club dining room

Private Gramercy Park - National Arts Club

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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
At Times Square

Igor Babailov on the Billboard at Times Square, New York City

Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani

Official portrait unveiling in New York City

Gen. David Petraeus
Gen. David Petraeus

Official portrait unveiling, New York City

Justice Joseph P. Sullivan and Roy Reardon
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
HRH Prince Andrew

Official portrait unveiling, New York City, Collection: Buckingham Palace, London

Reggie Jackson "Mr.October"
Reggie Jackson "Mr.October"

American baseball star, portrait by Igor Babailov, official unveiling, New York City

Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, Investment Firm, New York City
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, Investment Firm, New York City
Bob Costas
Bob Costas

Sportscaster, Emmy Awards winner, portrait unveiling, New York City

Actor Tony Lo Bianco
Actor Tony Lo Bianco

Official portrait unveiling, New York City

Pianist Byron Janis
Pianist Byron Janis

Official portrait unveiling. Igor Babailov with Byron Janis and Dr. James Watson (DNA discoverer), New York City

Frank Military
Frank Military

Music Publisher to Frank Sinatra and numerous other stellar personalities in American music

Regis Philbin
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
Isadore Sharp

Four Seasons Hotels founder, with his grand full-length portrait by Igor Babailov

Tiki Barber
Tiki Barber

American Football star, portrait by Igor Babailov, official unveiling, New York City

Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason

American Football star, official portrait unveiling in New York City

Bill Gallo
Bill Gallo

Legendary Sports Cartoonist - New York Daily News, portrait presentation, New York City

Vincent Pitta
Vincent Pitta

New York City attorney, portrait unveiling.

Actor James Gandolfini
Actor James Gandolfini

The "Sopranos" TV series and other films. Official portrait unveiling, New York City

Bucky Dent
Bucky Dent

American baseball star, official portrait unveiling, Yankee Stadium, NYC

NYC portrait unveiling
NYC portrait unveiling

Babailov portrait unveiling at Waldorf Astoria, New York City

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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