Igor Levashov was born and raised in the vicinities of Moscow. He studied at the Moscow Art School from 1979 till 1983. Shortly after, he started his study at the Moscow State Academy of Art named after V.I.Surikov from which he graduated in 1990. In 1991 he came to study at the Royal Art Academy in The Hague in the Netherlands and graduated in the year 1996. He lives and works in the Netherlands. Since 1998 his work has been represented in the U.S.