Born in the village of Tarkhovka outside St. Petersburg in 1876.
In 1898 attended the Azbé school in Munich and from 1898 to 1900 studied under I.E. Repin at the M.K. Tenisheva Studio School.
A member of the ‘World of Art’ association.
In 1920 left Russia from Novorossiisk, together with the White Army, lived in Cairo and Alexandria, and moved to Paris in 1925.
In 1936 returned to the Soviet Union and settled in Leningrad. During the last decade of his life Bilibin taught at the All-Russia Academy of Arts.
Did paintings and graphic works and engaged in book and stage design.
Died in Leningrad in 1942.