Nikita Makarov was born in Moscow. In 2002 he graduated from The Year 1905 Moscow Art School, in 2008 – from the V. Surikov Moscow State Art Institute (E. N. Maximov’s department of monumental painting). Member of Moscow Union of artists, Union of artists of Russia, member-correspondent of the Russian Academy of arts, fellow of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 2009 - 2010 Nikita Makarov participated in the decoration of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the complex of the Temple of Christ the Savior.
Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of arts Nikita Makarov has a recognizable painting techniques. The dots and strokes of tempera form unity on his paintings, which is a characteristic feature of post-impressionism and other classic and modern schools of painting. The artist has worked out his own style, summing up experience and techniques of Impressionism, Italian Renaissance and Byzantine frescoes. Nikita Makarov uses poetics of Soviet modernism, inherited from his grandparents, artists Elena Leonova and Andrey Makarov. The representatives of the Soviet art of the 1960s and ' 70s influenced Nikita Makarov’s works, adding some metaphysics and lyricism, allowing the traditional genre of landscape to gain philosophical vision of the world.
Two Museum exhibitions “A story about (not) unique journey” at the Pushkin Museum. A. S. Pushkin, CAE "Museyon" (2013) and "Geography of the air" in the Muravyovs-Apostoloves Museum-estate (2015) have introduced the "European" cycle of landscapes, the result of many trips, realized by Nikita Makarov in Italy, France and Germany. The exhibition "Walk" in Art Online 24 Gallery (2016) was represented by selected works of this cycle and a new series of paintings.
- "Walk" (ArtOnline24 by Askeri Gallery)
- "Geography of the air" Exhibition in the Muravyovs-Apostoloves Museum-estate.
- “A story about (not) unique journey”, CAE "Museyon" Pushkin Museum of Arts, Ars Longa Gallery.
- “The Glass Bead Game”, P. Fomenko Workshop Theatre
- “Artesania”, Art Longa, photohub Manometr
- “Other shores”, Art Atlas
- “Sentimental journey”, Gallery On Chistye Prudy
- “Paris — Florence” Object One Gallery
- “Visions of the Adriatic”, Art, Atlas
- “Barkarolla”, Voznesenie Gallery