Igor Samsonov was born in 1963 in Voronezh. He began painting at the age of six, his first exhibition was held at the age of ten. Graduated with honors from the elementary art school of Voronezh. He became an art teacher at an elementary school in St. Petersburg. From 1990 to 1996 he studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts named after I.E. Repin. The artist was greatly influenced by a period in the history of late Gothic art, also known as the Quattrocento period (Quattrocento).