Born on September 18, 1956 in Ukhta, Komi Republic, living in St. Petersburg. In 1978 he graduated from the Saratov Art School. In 1979-1987 he studied at the Faculty of Painting at the Imperial Academy of Arts under V. Gorb, V. Reikhet. He graduated from the institute in the workshop of Boris Ugarov with the qualification of a painting artist and teacher. Since 1990 - a member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists. The works of Viktor Alexandrovich Lyapkalo are in museums and private collections in Russia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, USA and other countries.