A talented painter, professor, gifted colorist. Graduate of Sverdlovsk Art School in 1944. After that he studied at Moscow Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov under the tutelage of P.D. Korin, S.A. Chuykov, A.V. Gritsay. Arkadiy Okhlupin taught painting, composition and plein-air in Sverdlovsk Art School named after I.D. Shadr. His works are kept in regional museums and private collections in Moscow, St-Petersburg, Urals region and abroad.