Ivan Slavinsky is a contemporary artist born in 1968 inLeningrad, Russia. As a son to an art historian mother and a well-known Leningrad painter -Dmitry Oboznenko, it could be saidthat Ivan was destined to be an artist from an early age. In hisown words: “I was about 5 years when I felt tired of making thesame old stuff. I noticed a nice picture on the wall a reproductionof Raphael and decided to make a copy of it. When I finished, Ibrought it to my mother. She could not hide her surprise, a sortof: ‘My son is a genius!’ When my father came home, he wasstruck too! He did not say much but the next day he took me toart school”. Ivan has established himself as a well respected artistwhose works have been sought after by art connoisseurs andrepresentatives of foreign galleries in Italy, France, Great Britain,Holland, Belgium, and America. Although painting in a style thatis uniquely his own, he does not limit himself to paint any oneparticular subject and is comfortable working that border onsurrealistic portraits and landscapes or even impressionist stilllifes.