Nicholas S. Salnikov (1924-1982) was born in the Kuban. Belonged to a generation of artists-veterans, past the crucible of the great Patriotic war. After the Victory came in Siberia and stayed here forever. Started N. With. Packing in 50 years, studied at the Krasnoyarsk art school. C. I. Surikov (1957-1959), and by 1963 had already joined the Union of artists of the USSR and became a participant of regional, Republican and international exhibitions (Cuba, France, Italy). In the art of 60-70-ies Nikolai Sergeevich becomes Mature, Mature master. His rise as an artist swift: in 1968 he was awarded the bronze medal of UNESCO at the international art exhibition in Italy for color linocut "Siberian fields, thereby gaining worldwide recognition.