Mikhail Petrovich Tsybasov born November 18, 1904 in the town of Velikiy Ustyug in Vologda region. The first artistic skills of the future artist in art Studio of Proletkult and the jewelry factory "Northern niello", where his father worked. Skillful craft North mobile silver has helped him survive in the future. His first teachers were such Russian artists as E. A. Chernikowski (a disciple of the world famous engraver VV mate), revived in the North, the art of the Northern mob, and A. A. Borisov (the pupil of A. Kuindzhi). He showed his early works, from them to study further.
In 1924 Mikhail Tsybasov came to Leningrad and entered the art-industrial College, where she studied at P. A. Mansurov and N. And.Dormidontova.
And in 1926 Tsybasov became one of the largest associations in Leningrad - "Masters of analytical art", called differently by the School of Pavel Filonov. Filonov was convinced, and convinced his students that "art is a powerful means of conversion of life." Throughout the 15 years of stay in the team Michael Tsybasov been a special devotion Filonov and strictly followed the basic principles of the system of analytical art. School of Pavel Filonov, he admitted "the only school of art".
A distinctive feature of the personality of the young artist was self-discipline, hard work and thoroughness everything that he undertook. These qualities have grown in professionalism and allowed brilliantly to master the principle of "madeness" - one of the most important in the system of analytical art developed by Pavel Filonov.
The first creative work of the artist was to participate in joint collective work of Vilanova to design costumes and scenery for a production of "the Inspector General" N. In.Gogol, performed in 1927 by I. G. Terentyev Director in the experimental theater at the Leningrad House of the press. Then he participated for the first time with their sketches in the exhibition of masters of analytical art, which brought the entire creative team wide success.
In 1928, on the instructions of the Institute of history of the party, he undertakes the creation of a large narrative paintings "Train on the Northern Dvina". The artist used many of the techniques of analytical art, summing up the original School of Pavel Filonov. The basis of the content of the paintings was based on the dramatic events in the life of Northern villages during the civil war. Tsybasov chose to work acute in social terms the story of the surplus.
The picture brought the young wizard fame. She has exhibited in such notable exhibitions of the time, as "Modern Leningrad artistic groups" (1929) and "Artists of the RSFSR for 15 years" (1932, RM). Of the numerous group of disciples Filonov only three - Zybatow, Glebova and Smacks received an invitation to participate in the exhibition of the State Russian Museum. Next to the "Train on the Northern Dvina" was exhibited another work, which brought fame Zabusova - "Kondostroy".
The artist went in 1929 to Karelia in one of the buildings of those years, the Kondopoga hydroelectric power plant. As a result of his trip was created two picturesque version of the "Kondostroy" and a series of graphic works on the same subject. They were exhibited in 1934 in Petrozavodsk in the exhibition of Leningrad artists "Karelia in art". At the same time in Petrozavodsk he has been on the Onega factory, where he completed a series of field works, with sketches of the workers of the shops.
Michael Tsybasov not sought in his work to a wide variety of motives, but a lot of attention paid to creating self-portraits and portraits of his contemporaries. More recent work There are evidence of the growth of realistic features in his paintings. He is interested in the relationship of the portrait and the surrounding landscape, carefully studying nature.
The most difficult for the artist was the 1930-ies - the time of silence and persecution. In 1930, Tsybasov defended the teacher with a rather sharp article in the Leningrad "Krasnaya Gazeta", which dealt with the fact that almost two years in the halls of the Russian Museum was deployed but never opened to the public solo exhibition of paintings by Pavel Filonov.
It was a difficult time: the staff of "Vilanova" was split, twenty students out of the Association. M. P. Tsybasov, A. I. Poret, Tn.Glebov, P. M. Kondratyev, and other faithful followers, formed the core of the creative team, stayed with Filonov.
In 1931, the publishing house "Academia" at the suggestion of the Soviet Ambassador in Finland I. May decide to publish a book of ethnic Finnish epos "Kalevala". The design of the epos instructed P. Filonov, but he refused, desiring to engage to work on the illustrations to his disciples. As a result, the Kalevala was issued thirteen artists. P. N. Filonov, strictly control all the illustrations, achieving stylistic unity of the book. Tsybasov made for "Kalevala" 8 large works.
The publication of the Kalevala became a top graphic art Filonov school, entering the consciousness of Filonova, formed their view of the world, their graphic pen, has determined for many years the theme and style of their work. The book has drawn sharp criticism in the press and at the same time approval of in diplomatic circles - half of the circulation went to Finland.
However, in 1935, Michael's There, was expelled from the Union of artists for "formalism", it was a reaction to his gung-Ho attitude to P. N. Filonov.
After weaning from the Union of artists Mikhail Petrovich tried to implement myself as an art Director at the Studio "Lenfilm". He participated in the design of such famous films as "Music history", "Anton Ivanovich is angry", and others.
When the Great Patriotic war, Tsybasov was in Mongolia at the filming of the movie "His name is Sukhbaatar". He returned to Central Asia and from there went to the front. Martial artist's way won numerous awards, he had to release prisoners of concentration camps. Then, in the front of the album began to develop a series of "Fascism". Victory Tsybasov met in Berlin.
In last years the master worked at the Leningrad Studio of popular science films, made films on the theme of space - "the universe", "Road to the stars", "Tsiolkovsky", and others.
In 1966, a year before his death, Mikhail Petrovich has created a series of portraits of Pavel Nikolayevich Filonov, giving thus a tribute of respect to his teacher, who always remained faithful.
In 1967, after his death, more than eighty paintings and graphic works of M. P. There was donated to the Museum of fine arts of the Republic of Karelia by his widow.