Russian-Czech painter and book illustrator, Eugene Ivanov was born in 1966 in the town of Tumen' in Siberia, Russia.
He graduated from Tumen' Industrial Institute as engineer-geophysics. After three years of working in the sphere of geology he chose a different profession of Fine Art. He became advertisement designer.
From childhood he was interested in drawing. For the last years he has been professionally occupied with paintings and graphics. His first experiences with pencil, ink and paper were gradually replaced by canvases in oil and in the recent period appeared watercolors.
Since 1998 he has lived and worked in Prague, Czech republic. Ivanov's artworks are founded on dreams and of the unconscious. Ivanov's imagery is suffused with surrealistic poetry. Along with his oil paintings and watercolors, Eugene Ivanov has illustrated over 200 books. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and his works are collected internationally.
In his art, the artist unites elements of the landscape realism, motifs of yards and back streets of the Prague´s Old Town, or the classical still-life with modern styles of the beginning of the 20th century - cubism, suprematism and expressionism.