Andrew Atroshenko is a romantic impressionistic Russian artist.
Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia.
Andrew Atroshenko became part of a gifted child program at the Children’s Art School and graduated with honors in 1981.
Andrew Atroshenko was later accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world - the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. After graduation, he spent an entire year in the United States...returning to Russia to perfect his art before reentering the U.S. art scene.
In 1992 Andrew Atroshenko married his fellow student, Maria, who is now an art critic in St Petersburg, Russia, they have a daughter named Alexandra.
Like many artists, Andrew Atroshenko has his artistic references and influences, but his wife and daughter are the inspiration for his passion.
In 1994, Andrew Atroshenko 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.
“This year in America gave me more as an artist then 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’s landscapes, and how a man in America avoids harming its environment. After seeing Royo and Pino at Artexpo New York 2000, I suddenly realized what direction I want to take my art in. After staying for a year in the United States, I spent two years in Russia perfecting my art.”-Andrew Atroshenko