Nikolay Nikolaevich Baskakov
He lived and worked in Leningrad and he is regarded as one of the leading representatives of the Leningrad School of Painting, most famous for his genre and portrait painting.
From 1933 to 1939 he studied with Pavel Alekseevich Vlasov in Astrakhan.
In 1939 he was drafted into the Army. After the war, in 1945 he was admitted to the Department of Painting at the Repin Institute in Leningrad, where he studied with Leonid Ovsannikov, Boris Fogel, Genrikh Pavlovsky and Alexander Zaytsev.
He graduated in 1951 and that same year he became a member of the Union of Soviet Artists. Since 1951 Baskakov regularly participated in the Leningrad Art exhibitions, where he showed his works among those of the leading masters of the School.
Over the years he painted, in realistic style, battle and historical paintings, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, sketches from daily life.
He took part in many exhibitions not only in Russia and his paintings can be seen in museums and private collections in homeland and abroad.
Nikolay Baskakovs works can be seen in: The Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Institute of Russian Realist Art, Moscow and in The Museum of Art, Springville, UT (USA) as well as in many European and Russian private collections.