Vladimir knew since his childhood that his life would be connected with art. He studied at art school and then graduated from the V. Mukhina Leningrad Higher Arts and Crafts College (now Saint-Petersburg State Arts and Crafts Academy named after Alexander Stieglitz) in Russia.
Vladimir has been working all his life. His pictorial language is clear and expressive. The artistic images that are born from his heart are realized on canvas. Vladimir Nikitin works on the landscape genre, his paints still-lives, portraits. He participated in different exhibitions. His works are in private collections in Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, USA and other countries.