Honoured artist of the Russian Federation, Laureate of the Stalin AwardTheatre artist I.S.Fedotov was born in1881. In 1901 graduated from the Stroganov School and began working in the Moscow Private Russian Opera. In 1908-1917 – an artist in the Zimin Opera House. After the Revolution worked on a number of plays in different theatres in Moscow, St.Petersburg and Kiev. In 1934-1951 was an artist in the Central Academic Theatre of the Russian Army. Fedotov was a genuine expert in stagecraft. A great influence on his professional way had been made by A.D.Popov. In the Vakhtangov theatre he created the decorations for “First Joys” by K.Fedin (1950).Ivan Segreevich Fedotov died in 1951.