Ivan Krutoyarov was born in 1958 in Volgograd.
Higher education in the sciences. From 1983 till 1989 studied at Moscow Learning People’s University of Arts, specialization in easel painting. Due to some life circumstances gave up painting in 1990. 20 years later, in 2010, returned to creative work after a series of accidental occurrences.
Award-winner of All-Union Festival of Folk Art of 1987.
A member of Union of Artists of the Moscow Region.
A member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.
Uses oil painting techniques. His own style defines as a combination of philosophical realism, impressionism and expressionism.