Igor Leontiev was born in 1957 in Riga, Latvia. He graduated from the Art School of Rozental and the Latvian Academy of Arts.
Igor intuitively felt himself an artist since childhood. Maybe that's why mythology is present in many works of the author. Leontiev considers each of his works as a journey into a fairy-tale, illusory world, consonant with his deeply personal feelings, dreams. The emotional experiences arising from the influence of music give that impulse that leads the author to each of his new work. The main thing in the artist’s work is revelation, mysticism, the constant presence of internal myth-making.
Numerous works of the author are in private collections in Finland, USA, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Russia, as well as in private galleries in Israel.