Zufar Bikbov (b. 1974, Zelenodolsk, Russia)
Since pre-school age was mentored by his father, a gifted engineer and artist Akhat Bikbov. “I drew and painted with watercolors under the encouraging eye of my father. At home we had professional paints, brushes, paper and dozens of fine art books. Learning about art was fascinating and the process of painting was pure magic for me. As a young child, I mimicked whatever my father was drawing. Because I was ready and enthusiastic learner, my father was encouraged to teach me as much as he knew.”
Graduated Cum Laude from Zelenodolsk Art School. Continued self-education with leading artists of City of Kazan, in Studios of Fellowship affiliated with Saint-Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts (Russia).