1946 Born in Shakhty (Rostov region, Russia).
1968-1974 Studied at the Surikov Art University. In his art works, Boris follows traditions of Venetsianov, Arkhipov and Kustodiev.
Since 1980 is a member of the Moscow Union of Artists.
Personal exhibitions were held in 1989, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006 in Russia.
Works of Boris Smotrov are in collections of major museums in Russia – Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Moscow History, collection of RSL, Zimmerli Art museum and other regional museums.