Arkady Ostritsky was born in 1948 in Kishinev, Moldova. He was recognized very early as gifted in drawing & painting. By the age of 20 was accepted in Moldova's most distinguished Art Academy - the Repin Art Academy. He graduated with distinction, earned many awards, & became one of his country's most important painters. He was chosen to paint numerous monumental works in public institutions, & created many large frescos.