Russian Soviet painter and teacher, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists. Member of World War II. Marked with military awards. In 1945-1951 he studied at the I.E. Repin Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture at the Department of Painting under L.A. Ostrovoy, B.A. Vogel, M.I. Avilov. In 1951 he graduated from the institute in the workshop of M. I. Avilov with the title of artist of painting. Thesis - painting "Lenin and Krupskaya in the hostel VKHUTEMAS" (Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg). In 1951 he was admitted to the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists. Ivan Ivanovich painted genre and historical paintings, portraits, landscapes. He participated in exhibitions since 1951, exhibiting his works together with the works of leading masters of fine art of Leningrad. He taught at the Secondary School of Art in Leningrad for over thirty years. He was awarded the title of Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation.
Among the works created by the artist, the paintings “The fighters read“ How steel was tempered “in the dugout” (1944), “Winter Etude” (1956), “Likbez (Twenties in the Village)” (1960), “Portrait of N. Leningrad Defense Participant Y. Zueva "(1974)," Likbez "(1980)," Portrait of a Great Patriotic War veteran A. V. Yamov "(1983)," Portrait of a Great Patriotic War veteran I. A. Garbuzov "(1985) and others. Andreev Ivan Ivanovich died on the seventy-eighth year of his life in Leningrad on March 10, 1993. His works are in museums and private collections in Russia and abroad.