Ivan Slavinsky was born April 26 1968 in Leningrad. His father – Dmitry Oboznenko, painter of battle-pieces, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, and his mother – Galina Patrabolova, art. Ivan began to paint with 5 years professional skills was the art school at the Academy of Fine Arts . The first exhibition of Ivan Slavinsky in St. Petersburg took place in the gallery ” Association of Free Artists “in 1991 . Painter gradually began to acquire fame in St. Petersburg. There were invitations in the gallery in Moscow. Later, in 1993 Ivan Slavinsky went to France, where he lived and worked on contracts in European galleries for ten years. During this time he held solo exhibitions in Luxembourg , Dublin ( Ireland ), Stockholm ( Sweden ), Marseille, Paris ( France ) and other cities. In 2003 Ivan Slavinsky returned to Russia in June 2007 in St. Petersburg opened an art gallery IVAN SLAVINSKY. Extending their profile gallery changed its name to SLAVINSKY ART. From April 2010 gallery bears the name of the owner and director LAZAREV GALLERY. In 1997 Ivan Slavinsky is a member of Russian Union of Artists. In 2009 Ivan Slavinsky became an artist-curator of the charity art event “ABC”, which is held annually as part of the “Christmas Fair” in St. Petersburg.