Description: (b. 1965) in Pokrovsk Russia. Andrew was recognized as a young artist and accepted to the Childrens Art School for Gifted Children. Then on to Bryansk Art College and finishing his formal education at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art, one of the most prestigious art schools in the world. After graduation Andrew was invited by the Bay Arts foundation to take part in exhibitions and activities in the United States. According to Andrew, This year in America gave me more as an artist then all eight years of my formal studies in the prestigious Russian academies. I am a descendent of farmers, and I was impressed by the New Englands landscapes and how people in America are in harmony with their environment. While Andrews work began to be exhibited across the United States, he appeared in several group shows & exhibits in France, which resulted in all his work being sold out. Since 2000 Andrew has worked with dealers from Western Europe and the US, exhibiting his paintings in the U.S. including; Naples, Carmel, Scottsdale, Palm Desert, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. Andrew married a fellow student, Maria, who is an art critic in St. Petersburg Russia and they have a daughter named Alexandra. Like many artists, Andrew has his artistic references and influences, but his wife and daughter are the inspiration for his passion.
Condition Report: Excellent
Artist or Maker: Andrew Atroshenko
Medium: Oil Painting