Was born 29 May 1928 in Kazan on the Volga river. In 1953 Nikolai Galakhov graduated from Ilya Repin Institute in Rudolf Frentz workshop. Pupil of Josef Serebrany, Piotr Belousov, Juri Neprintsev. Since 1949 he has participated in Art Exhibitions. Member of LCRAU since 1955. Master of landscape painting. Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation (1984).