Babkin Viktor Alexeevich was born in 1938 in the village of Tolishmanovo, Tumen Region. Now he resides in the village of Palekh, Ivanovo Region.
In 1961 the Artist finished the Palekh Art School. His teachers were Astakhov, Nemtinov, Bondarenko, Vikhrev, Kaurtsev, Borunov, Zhegalov and Solovyov. Thesis work of Babkin V.A. was the composition “Ivan the Terrible in the Gun Court”.
Works by Babkin V.A. are exhibited in the State Museum of Palekh Art, in the Russian State Museum and many others.
Viktor Babkin has worked some time at the Kholui Factory (which is very unusual!).
Nowadays Artist Babkin works at home. He paints his compositions in the style of Palekh lacquered miniature, using tempera paints. Themes of his works are various.
Viktor uses his personal techniques and methods in painting. He supposes that choice of colors depends on his creative inspiration.
The artist believes people will appreciate his works for thinness of painting, clarity of drawing, themes, coloring and execution. In his opinion people will easily recognize his works after acquaintance with his creative work. Works of many artists(and from different schools!) had a great influence on his painting because he thinks that “the art of lacquered miniature is a collective creative work”.
In his free time Viktor likes to fish and be engaged in easel painting.
The artist wishes to all amateurs of the lacquered miniature art to buy more boxes, because “everything passes and art is eternal”.