Born in Tula on April 5th 1937.
From 1953-1958 he studied at the Savitskii Penza art school.
After school he returned to Tula, where he now lives and works.
In 1977 he became a member of the USSR Union of Artists.
Zhidkov participates in many regional, republican and international exhibitions.
Since 1990, "Les Oreades" gallery has exhibited his work in France and Russia.
His work can be found at museums in Tula, Kaluga and Bryansk, and in private collections in Russia and abroad.