Born in 1927 D. M. Nichka Krasnoyarsk region
1980 admitted as a member of the Union of artists of Russia
Watercolorist, who came to the art of Perm during the "Khrushchev thaw". Like many of his brothers in art, I. I. Osipov – the artist-traveler. The routes of his creative mission in the 1960-1970-ies had been laid across the country – from the Far East to the Baltic sea. As a result of the travels appeared a series of watercolor sketches of the "Northern sea route", "Igarka", "North Ural", "Baikal" and many others. Works from these series were exhibited at prestigious national exhibitions – all-Union, Republican, regional.
One of the main genres in the creative work of I. I. Osipova is the landscape. Another story is the basis of his works – "signs of time", traces of human activity – the old piers, anchors, geophysical structure, Draghi. His works are the cycles of small pictorial narratives, vivid, fascinating.
In 1990-e years the artist prefers oil painting. During these years he wrote scenes of hunting, fishing, landscapes of the Kama and the Urals.