Hon.RAA, KStA, MFA (Ph.D), D.Litt (Honoris Causa)
DIRECT 'Teacher~Student' LINEAGE
Child prodigy, Igor Babailov began his formal classical art training at the age of nine. In the span of sixteen years, he attained the highest level of fine 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).
Since the early age in his formal academic art education, Babailov studied under some of the finest artists in art history, and he belongs to the direct Academic Lineage of world-famous portrait painters, 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 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.