Ivan Slavinsky was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1968. With an art historian mother and a painter father, Slavinsky was almost destined to be an artist from an early age, and over the years has established himself as a well respected artist whose works are sought after by art connoisseurs and representatives of galleries in Italy, France, Great Britian, Holland, Belgium, and the US.  Although painting in a style that is uniquely his own, he does not limit himself to paint any one particular subject and is comfortable working on surrealistic portraits as much as impressionistic landscapes or still lifes.