Nikolai Petrovich Velichko was born in Nizhni Novgorod (Gorki, Russia). He studied at the Gorki and Kharkov Art Institutes. From the 70s till the 80s he worked and lived in St. Petersburg. Participated in national and international exhibitions. Velichko's works are in many private collections worldwide.
Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1964). Honored Artist of Russia (1983).