© Galerie Horizon, 2012 Serge Ivantsov ( Сергей  Иванцов ) was born in 1965 in Minsk, White Russia. He still lives and works in Minsk. Serge studied at the Belarus Academy for Fine Arts.He went to Sankt Petersburg, Russia,, where he graduated in 1993 from the Art Academy. One of his teachers was the famous Russian realist E. Moichenko. As a very talented pupil Serge got the privilege to copy classical masters in the Hermitage. No wonder he now  masters all different painting techniques.Serge Ivantsov took part in exhibitions in Moscow, Minsk, Washington and Toronto. He is very popular among the Moscow diplomatic Corps and his works are now in collections all over the world.His early works fit within the Russian realist tradition. Now his picturesque landscapes, portraits and nudes are always compositions with mystical lights and shades. 36 © Galerie Horizon, 2012