Anatoly Metlan was born in 1964 in Yalta, a city in the southern Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea. Metlan’s interest in art developed at a young age, the child of two parents who both experimented in art themselves. He pursued a formal education to hone his skills, graduating from the local high school of the arts in 1985 and going on to study at the Krivoi Rog University in Ukraine.
Metlan began exhibiting his work while in college and he soon began gaining notoriety among the area art community, accepted to the Artists Guild of the Ukraine in 1989. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Metlan and his family immigrated to Israel where they continue to live. Metlan enjoys traveling during the summer to Italy and France, capturing the warmth, light, and bold, vibrant color in the seascapes and villages of their coastal regions.
Metlan’s work has been exhibited around the world, including France, Israel, and throughout the United States. He has participated in Art Expos in New York (1999), Los Angeles (2000) and San Francisco (2000). His work is eagerly collected by art lovers worldwide.
Group and solo exhibitions:
1998 – Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1999 – Claude Hamon Gallery, Paris, France
2000 – ABC Atlanta Fair, Atlanta, USA
2000 – Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2002 – Park West Gallery, Southfield, MI, USA
2005 – Estampa Art Show, Madrid, Spain
2007 – Safrai Gallery Show, Madrid, Spain
2008 – Art Expo, New York, USA
2009 – B.L.D. Fine Art, Teaneck, NJ, USA