Graduated from mgahi. V. I. Surikov. Studied with the following artists-professors: Zabelin V. N., Chirkov, S. I., A. T. Danilichev, V. Shatskiy I. as well: Andriaka S. N., Kholmogorov A. P. Babailov, V. V., and others. Known for the official portraits of President Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Kalashnikov, President George W. Bush, canadian Prime Minister B. Mulroney, Nelson Mandela, Pope and others.
Igor Babailov was born on 9 February 1965. In 1972-1979 he studied at srednei school No. 2, Glazov. 1975-1979 – Children's Art School. 1979-1983 – studied in Moscow secondary Art School at the Institute. V. I. Surikov ( now the Art Lyceum im. Tomsk ), graduated from a prestigious Recommendation at the Surikov Institute. In 1983 he entered the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. V. I. Surikov. 1984-1986 – served in the Army. In 1990 she Graduated from Moscow State Academic Art Institute. V. I. Surikov, faculty of easel painting, workshop of Professor V. N. Zabelina (he defended the Diploma and finished the Institute a year before the traditional 6-year study). By decision of the academic jury is Surikov Institute for the exhibition of three art Universities of Russia in Glasgow, Scotland. 1993 – prize "For Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture", international portrait competition, Atlanta, USA. In 1999 he became the winner of the International Competition, organized by the magazine "Artist", USA. In 2003 he was elected an Honorary Member of the Association of Painters of Canada. 2005 – Official medal of the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II. Presented by the Vatican Ambassador, Archbishop Luigi Ventura. In 2009, for his work on the portrait of the commander of the Armed Forces, US General David.X. Petreaca awarded the medal "For distinction", awarded by General Patriacom. In 2009 he was awarded the Golden Order "Service to art" I degree.