In 1929-1930 he studied at the Artel of ancient painting. Teacher - N.M.Zinoviev. In 1934 he graduated from the vocational school, 1939 - Moscow art College named. M. I. Kalinin. The participant of the great Patriotic war. Since 1946 worked in the Palekh Association of khodorenko (1954 - Palekh art-production workshops). Tragically killed in July 2001, buried in Palekh. Themes of works: folklore, literature. Participated in exhibitions. Work N.M.Zhbanova stored in the Museum of folk art.