Nikolay Klyagin was born on October 14, 1955 in Studenetsky Orel, Russia. He graduated fr om the Orel Art College (1971-1975), wh ere he studied with N. Rymshina, GI M. Nikiforov, A.Hramtsova, N. Kutsenko and others.
Also he graduated from Kharkov Art and Industry Institute (1975-1980). His teachers were A.Kapshuk, B. Kolesnikov, E.Zherdzitsky, V.Sizikov, A.Scherbak.
Between 1981 to 1985 he taught drawing and painting at the Kharkiv State Art School.
He is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine and now he is a teacher at the Kharkov Academy of Design and Arts.