foto-biographyBallakh (Davletbaev) Fedor Fadeevich was born February,11 1954 in the town of Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk region in a large family. His parents Lydia Semenovna and Fetthay Ishmuhametovich Davletbaevs were from the working class. In 1969 the family moved to the town of Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk region, where Fedor began his creative path.

After he graduated from the school, Fedor entered the pedagogical College in Zlatoust. Having got the profession of the teacher of fine art and drawing, he went to serve in the Soviet Army in Tbilisi.

After military service he entered the Tbilisi State Academy of arts, the specialty “Interior and equipment”. In 1981 upon graduation from the Academy he was qualified as an artist of decorative art.

From 1982 to 2002 he lived in the city of Chelyabinsk, working both as a teacher and an artist. Gradually he became interested in wood carving.

Since 2002, together with his family he has lived in St. Petersburg. Fedor actively works and participates in many exhibitions within the city of St. Petersburg (such as the House-Museum of N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov “My Quiet Homeland” in 2007; the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” in 2008; “Kronstadt Presents” in 2009; the exhibition “Maritime Glory of Russia” in 2010)
and its province (the museum “Vyborg castle” in 2009; the festival of the Orthodox culture in the town of Tikhvin “Festive bells”), and abroad as well (he took part in an international exhibition in France in 2003).

He has won the recognition from collectors from the cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow, South Korea, the island of Cyprus.

Supporting people with disabilities, he participated in the exhibition “Light Your Star”.

During the formation of the Russian Federation he was elected as people’s Deputy.

He is married, a father of a daughter.
His wife – Lyudmila Fedorovna Ballakh is a teacher.
His daughter – Lidia Fedorovna Ballakh is an architect.

At present Fedor Fadeevich is in retirement. He is engaged in creative work.