Taras Loboda was born on May 4th, 1961 in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine, into the family of I.I.Loboda, famous Ukrainian artist. He graduated from the Institute of Art in Kiev (1979-1985). In 1979 he attended well-known Zaretsky's Studio. He is a participant of many international, republican, all-Soviet Union exhibitions. Since 1993 he has been living and working in Prague (Czech Republic). He is a painter creating thematic compositions, portraits, landscapes, still-lives. Presently living and working in Prague, the artist persistently and purposefully develops three main motives: woman's portrait and act (body with melodious lines, a look with a sad solitude feeling), strict classic still life and a phantom landscape.