tathlina the village of Ivanovo region. Member of the Union of artists of the RSFSR in 1976. In 1963-1968 he studied at the Palekh art school. Teacher - N.M.Zinoviev, V. I. Astakhov, V. T. Bondarenko, N. F.Vikhrev, B. M. Shemarov. In the years 1968-1989 he worked at the Palekh art-production workshops. Was engaged in monumental painting. Themes of works: folklore, landscape, genre scenes. Participant of exhibitions since 1969.Work N.P.Lopatin are stored in museums: gmpi, Umgeni, Ivanovo OC, Pgaas, the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, HF Russia.