Nikolaev, Lev G. was born in 1958 in the town of Glazov (Udmurtia). In his youth actively engaged in carving, embossing, ceramic. During military service – decoration. After the army became interested in painting. His fate as an artist was formed in the bypass art school. Worked in the factory advertising the shop, there was a wonderful school in the group of the Crimean artists, went to study in Leningrad From 1980 to 1990 - the participant of city exhibitions in Bukhara and Navoi, Samarkand regional, Republican in Tashkent. Member of the American Society of artists pastelistov, painter and graphic artist. In the early ' 90s came in Plyos and since then it never left.In recent years, writes and pastel, and oil. His landscapes interesting romantic vision of nature. The artist is meticulous in the details, but not always scrupulously followed in kind.