Born in Palekh. Hereditary icon painter. Studied, then worked in icon painting workshop licznika N. M.Safonova. Member of artel of ancient painting since 1932. Died may 1, 1952, buried in Palekh. He worked in the portrait genre. Themes of works: folklore, history, literature. Participant of exhibitions since 1932. Work N.D.Vakurova are stored in museums: gmpi, PIM, Russian Museum of A. S. Pushkin "Moika 12".