The art of Nurmuhametov continued the traditions of the Bashkir artist K.S. Davletkildeyev, whose paintings showed detailed the national life and Bashkir people, though the heroes of Nurmuhametov’s works are different from those created by early Bashkir artists. His portrait and genre paintings were representative of the Bashkir fine arts movement that came to define domestic art during the mid-century; works that were true to the national character, but with a sense of optimism, humanity, and respect.
The Russian realist artist studied painting at Ufa Arts College in 1940, and moved on to graduate of the famed Surikov Institute in Moscow. A celebrated artist, Nurmuhametov was the People's Artist of RSFSR, Honored Artist of Bashkir ASSR, and Salavat Yulaev Prize Winner.