Born in 1922 in Russia, in the village of Svishchevka in the Tambov region. From 1938 to 1941 he studied at the Astrakhan art school. In 1941-1947 he served as a sailor in the navy, a participant in World War II. He continued his studies at the Penza Art College in 1947-1950. After his graduation, he worked as an artist in the Penza branch of the Art Fund of the RSFSR, for some time was its director. At the age of 40, he fell ill with tuberculosis and struggled with the disease for several years. After recovery, he devoted himself entirely to creativity. He participated in many exhibitions, including zonal (ten regions of Russia). In 1975 he became a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. The main direction in the painting of Vasily Belikov is landscape. To a lesser extent - a still life and a portrait. The artist’s name is included in the A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters, as well as in the World Biographical Dictionary of Artists, published by Saur Verlag GmbH & Co , Redaktion AKL, Leipzig, Germany; Volume 8. In the Unified Art Register V.M. Belikov has the 4th category.