Vladimir Masik was born on May 25, 1917 in current day Dnipropetrovsk. After his birth, his family moved to Konotop, where he studied and apprenticed in a locomotive production plant. Here, he joined an art studio at the railway workers club. In 1935 he became a second year student at the Dnipropetrovsk Art School. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the Kharkov Institute of Art. In 1939 he was called to serve in the military. He was sent to the front lines as an assistant battalion commander. In 1942 he was severely wounded and returned to Konotop the following year.
His first exhibition was held in the locomotive building plant, and it was successful. He showed his works of the front line and hospital sketches. He continued his education by enrolling in the Kiev Institute of Art and graduated in 1950. He worked as the director of the Kiev School of Decorative and Applied Arts. He later resigned to focus his time and efforts on creating his own artwork. He was awarded the title of USSR Honored Artist. He passed away in 1996.