He studied at St. Petersburg Academy of arts under L. Lagorio. In 1886 he received a large silver participation medal. From 1887 – honorary free member AH. In 1910, he became an academician. In 1889 awarded the order of St. Stanislaus for cultural activities. Made in the landscapes elements of the genre. One of the works kept in the Museum.
Was born in Kharkov. He studied painting from the famous masters and professors of the Academy of fine arts, LF Lagorio. In the eighties of the XIX century, the artist writes a lot, participated in exhibitions of the Academy of arts, is actively working to promote visual arts in the hinterland. In these years appear on the displays of his unpretentious, but at a high enough level made pictures with views of the South of Russia: "watermill (little motive)", "Tatar village", the "Abandoned hut in the Ukraine", "Dead river", "Apiary", "Cheerful noise of her wheels stopped (mermaid)", "Cossack Slobidka", "On the road", "water-meadow", "Farm", "garden", "Elegy", "Tuchka passed over", "The Bay of the Dnieper," etc. Artistic and social activities N.. Sergeyev was estimated: in 1887 he received the title of honorary member of the Academy of arts, in 1889, was awarded the order of St. Stanislaus 3rd degree in the promotion of activities in the artistic field. In 1910, N.. Sergeyev became an academician of landscape painting.