Romantic Figurative - Artist Andrew

Andrew - Inspired By Music

Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia.  At age five, he started painting and drawing and was encouraged by his father to pursue his dream of being an artist.  Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children's Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981.  

Two years later, Andrew entered Bryansk Art College, and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, the St. Petersburg Academy of Art.   A short time later, Andrew began taking part in exhibitions such as St. Petersburg Artists in Reutlingen, Germany, the exhibition of a group "Academy" in St. Petersburg (1996), and "Teacher's memory" (1997).  

After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999, Andrew was invited by a New England based art group called "Bay Arts" to take part in their exhibitions. He spent that entire year in the United States and stayed well on into the new Millennium. 

According to Andrew, "This year in America gave me more as an artist than 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 England landscape and how a man in America avoids harming its environment."