Ivan Marchuk was born on the May 12th, 1936, in Moskalivka, Ternopil region. He graduated from Lviv College of Applied Arts in 1956, and Lviv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts in 1965. Honored Artist of Ukraine (1996). The winner of the Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine. (1997). People’s Artist of Ukraine (2002). Member of the «Golden Guild» International Academy of Modern Art in Rome. In 1989 he left USSR and lived in the United States, Canada and Australia, where he became renowned. After the September 11, 2001 attacks which he saw, Marchuk returned to Kyiv. According to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Ivan Marchuk entered the 100 greatest figures of our time. More than 80 solo exhibitions around the world. His works are in museums in five continents.