Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA

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Igor Babailov, Chevalier of the Order of St. Anne - featured on the Billboard at Times Square in New York City

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

In his life-time professional portrait career, Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA, has painted over 2,000 portraits. More than half of these are in official public, distinguished private, corporate and museum collections around the world. 

He was selected to paint legacy portraits of three living Presidents of three countries, two living Prime Ministers, members of the noble families and British Royalty, and three living Popes for the Vatican, to name a few. 

Igor Babailov has been featured in art publications and news media nationally and internationally, such as: The New York Daily News, Washington Post, The Times of Malta, National Review, The Moscow Times, CBC News, the Vatican's ZENIT, Live with Regis and Kelly Show, The Artist's Magazine, Art World News, International Artist, Classical Realism Journal, AskMen, MercatorNet, The Encyclopedia Tematica del Peru, Italian American magazine Primo, and many others.

June 5 - 13, 2020

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Igor Babailov - Distinguished Fellow at the Ciocca Center of the Busch School of Business, Catholic University of America.

Distinguished Fellow,

Ciocca Center of the Busch School of Business, 

Catholic University of America, 2019

Official portrait of Pope Francis, by Igor Babailov. Collection: Vatican

Pope Francis

Dr. Igor V. Babailov - Honorary Doctorate from Cumberland University, Commencement 2019

Honorary Doctorate,

Cumberland University, 2019

Portrait unveiling of His Royal Highness Prince Andrew The Duke of York, by Igor Babailov. Official Portrait Unveiling. Collection: Buckingham Palace, London

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew

Igor Babailov - official portrait sitting with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the artist's studio.

Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

News - Igor Babailov's Audience with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Apostolic Palace, Vatican.

Pope Benedict XVI

Portrait sitting with Gov. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

Governor Mark Carney,

The Bank of England

Igor Babailov's Audience with Pope John Paul II

Pope St. John Paul II

Nelson Mandela

Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna presenting Igor Babailov with the Order of St. Anne, in Malta

Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, awarding Igor Babailov with the dynastic Order of St. Anne

American Pianist Byron Janis's portrait unveiling - with Dr. James Watson, discoverer of DNA
Igor Babailov's official portrait sitting with Generasl David Petraeus, U.S. Military Commander, CIA Director

General David H. Petraeus

US Military Commander, CIA Director

Portrait of General David Petraeus, by Igor Babailov. Collection: West Point Academy Museum
Official Portrait of President George W. Bush was commissioned to Igor Babailov on the occasion and on behalf of the G8 Summit. Collection: George W. Bush Presidential Library.

G8 Summit Members

Portrait of President George W. Bush

Portrait of President George W. Bush, commissioned to Igor Babailov on the occasion and on behalf of the G8 Summit. Collection: George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Official Portrait of President Vladimir Putin, by Igor Babailov. Official Portrait Presentation

President Vladimir Putin of Russia

Portrait of George Washington, by Igor Babailov. Official unveiling. Collection: Mount Vernon Museum

Portrait of George Washington, Mount Vernon Museum

Babailov's Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, selected by the Pope to represent his papacy at the Vatican Splendors Exhibition and displayed alongside the works of Michelangelo, Giotto, Bernini and other Great Masters of the Renaissance.

Igor Babailov - elected as an Hon. Academician of Painting to the Russian Academy of Arts (est. 1757)

Hon. American Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757)

American Pianist Byron Janis

and Dr. J. Watson, discoverer of DNA

Igor Babailov with U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon. US Embassy, Vatican, Rome

Rudy Giuliani

Mayor of New York City

U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, Vatican

Ambassador Michael Novak and Igor Babailov - Portrait Unveiling

Amb. Michael Novak

This official photograph with Igor Babailov and two Prime Ministers was taken in the very room where Winston Churchill posed for his 1941 iconic photograph.  

This official photograph with Igor Babailov and two Prime Ministers was taken in the very room where Winston Churchill posed for his 1941 iconic photograph.  
Winston Churchill (1941), by Y. Karsh. In 2002, an official photograph with Igor Babailov and two Prime Ministers was taken in the very room where Winston Churchill posed for his 1941 iconic photograph.  
Igor Babailov with Her Excellency, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta

Her Excellency, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta

Justice Joseph P. Sullivan

Supreme Court of New York

Portrait of American actor Tony Lo Bianco ("The French Connection" and many other films), by Igor Babailov. Official unveiling in New York City.

Isadore Sharp, Founder & CEO, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, with his life-size portrait in the far background.

Tony Lo Bianco

American Actor

Portrait of Reggie Jackson, "Mr. October," American Baseball Legend, by Igor Babailov.

Reggie Jackson, 

American Baseball Legend

Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

Portrait of Mikhail Kalashnikov, Inventor of AK-47, by Igor Babailov. Collection: Central Armed Forces Museum of Russia.

Mikhail Kalashnikov,

Inventor of AK-47

Portrait of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, by Igor Babailov. Official Portrait Unveiling at the Cathedral of Christ The Saviour. Collection: Moscow Patriarchia.

His Holiness Patriarch of Russia, Kirill

Governor Yves Fortier

The Hudson's Bay Company (incorporated in 1670).

Tiki Barber

American Football Star

Portrait of Regis Philbin ( "Life with Regis and Kelly Show", "Who wants to be a millionaire," etc.), by Igor Babailov. Official unveiling in New York City.

Regis Philbin,

American Entertainer

Portrait of James Gandolfini, American Actor ("The Sopranos", etc.), by Igor Babailov

James Gandolfini

American Actor ("The Sopranos", etc.)

Portrait of Bill Gallo, renowned American Sports Illustrator (New York Daily News), by Igor Babailov

Bobby Hull,

Hockey Legend

Boomer Esiason

American Football Star

Bill Gallo

American Sports Illustrator, New York Daily News

Igor Babailov, Chevalier of the Order of St. Anne, on the Billboard at Times Square in New York City