Art Brokerage: Michael Gorban Russian Artist: His art is wonderfully diverse in subject. His paintings are always consistent in their quality and his creativity and vision are boundless. Misha's paintings have a rare ability to engage the viewer. One sees the children as if they were their own, and the violin as if he was the musician and the windows with an undeniable sense of the comfort and security of hearth and home. Born in the town of Jagovka in the Ukraine, he is the son of a teacher and a doctor. Misha was in the 4th grade when his family moved to Kishinev in Moldova in the former Soviet Union. They moved to enable Gorban to study art for 3 hours a day during elementary school. Even at this young age he was thought to be a prodigy. Altogether Gorban studied art for 21 years. When asked why he says that when painting he wanted only to think about what to paint not how to paint it. From 1982 when he graduated from the Academy for Painting in Lvov to the present he has been the recipient of numerous honors and one man shows. His painting, The Spring of the Land was shown in an exhibition at the most prestigious of museums, the Hermitage in Leningrad. He is currently living in Israel with his wife and children. We think that you will be surprised with the range of Gorban's paintings. Though the themes are varied the common denominator is certainly in the exquisite mastery of his work. His works have been exhibited extensively in Russia, Europe, Israel, Japan, and Canada and in the United States. Listings wanted.