Hon.RAA, KStA, MFA (Ph.D), D.Litt (Honoris Causa)
DIRECT 'Teacher~Student' LINEAGE
At an early age, Igor Babailov received his first lessons in art from his father, Valery Babailov, portrait and landscape artist.
Child prodigy, he began his classical art training at the age of nine (9). In a span of sixteen years, he attained the highest levels of the academic art education and received his Master of Fine Arts degree (official Ph.D. equivalent in the U.S.) under the Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757).
Babailov studied directly under some of the finest artists-teachers in art history, and through his formal art education, he belongs to the direct Academic Lineage of world-famous Masters of painting and drawing, Serov and Repin.
Igor Babailov's fine art education (1974 -1990), rooted in the curriculum of the acclaimed Russian traditional school of art, especially contributed to his unparalleled skill in academic drawing (or drawing from life), which today is a fundamental challenge for many painters.
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International Students of Igor V. Babailov
The academic lineage herein stands far beyond inspirational moments of occasional meetings with the masters, i.e. attending their public portrait demonstrations, and/or inspirational stories of such, told by friends and acquaintances.
This lineage represents the unbroken consecutive mentorship, passed on directly from Teacher to Student, during a sustained period of time in the private one-on-one instructions and /or within formal academic education that resulted in earning a terminal Fine Art degree.
Igor V. Babailov, Hon. RAA, ellected Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757) shares his expertise of the highest fine art education and academic credentials with his fellow professional artists and art students in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Russia and around the globe.