Gleb was born in 1967 in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1989, he graduated from Tartu Art College (Estonia) with the degree in Graphics and in 1992 from Tartu University with M.A. in Art Theory and History. He has lived and worked in Estonia and the United States, and has been living in London since 1999.
During the past 12 years he has worked as a freelance artist, a book illustrator and an accomplished graphic designer. Mr. Netchvolodov has had four personal exhibitions, in Tartu, Copenhagen, Chicago and London and has participated in numerous exhibitions in many place over the Europe and USA. His speciality is graphic art, however he also works prolifically with oils and multi-media.
The artist's unique style has been shaped by his intimate knowledge of literature and world literature, which is evident in the symbolic nature of his works and the utilisation of historical texts and symbols as visual elements to develop his themes. His fascination with the history and traditions of book printing has added an illustrative dimension to his paintings. As a result, his works exhibit multi-faceted themes that feature religious, philosophical, historical and symbolic qualities. The artist calls his personal style "grotesque symbolism".