Igor Levashov was born in Russia, where he got his first art education and graduated in 1990 from The Sourykov Art Academy in Moskow. In 1991 he moved to The Netherlands and studied at the Royal Art Academy in The Hague, where he graduated after four years of study. Early on, flowers became the main subject of his paintings and he spent years refining his skills in portraying them.

He has exhibited his work in several locations in The Netherlands and since 1998 his work has been exclusively represented in the United States. Igor now works and lives in the Netherlands, with his wife and two daughters.