About the artist:
Michael Gorban was born in Russia in 1956. He studied art for 21 years with the finest of Russian artists and by age 30 his paintings were hanging alongside those of Dali, Kandinsky, and Chagall in the prestigious Hermitage museum in Leningrad. In 1990 Gorban left everything behind and emigrated to Israel. Today he is considered a first-rate Israeli artist, as well as being prominently featured with three of his painitngs in the national album of Russian art history as one of the young artists to impact the 20th century between 1960 and 1980. "Painting is a sensual experience," claims Gorban from his studio near Tel Aviv. I will not sign my name until I am completely satisfied.... I have never painted under duress or according to order. My success comes from people feeling the same satisfaction that I myself felt upon completing the painting."