Artist Andrei Protsouk was born in the industrial city of Donetsk in 1961. He demonstrated an exceptional gift for art from a young age. With his father a photographer and his mother a master embroiderer. Due to this it seemed only natural that he too would pursue a career within the arts. Andrei Protsouk prints and originals are certainly well known throughout the UK and the contemporary figurative art collection.
On leaving school he attended the prestigious Lugansk School of Fine Art. Consequently followed by a Masters Degree at the Ilya Repin Leningrad Institute, widely regarded as one of the worlds finest art training programmes. Here, Protsouk studied under Evsey Moiseenko; a world renowned contemporary of Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso. Finally Moiseenko adopted Protsouk as his protegee, recognizing the potential of his already remarkable talent. His early works reflected the melancholy of the Soviets living conditions, using heavy textures and dark colours.