Igor Gorban was born in 1957 in Odessa, Ukraine. Odessa is one of the oldest cultural centres of Russia and the home of The Southern Russian Art School where Igor received his post secondary education. He furthered his education at the Odessa Fine Art School and completed his BFA at The Odessa University.
Igor’s work is inspired by European, primarily German and Dutch Masters Of the 16th & 17th century. He still follows their technical methods, painting in oil on wood. He paints relatively small images or miniature works aimed at producing a more intimate experience for the viewer.
His recurring humanistic themes reveal an understanding of his fellow human beings and their relationship with each other and nature. Intimate, whimsical and always serious, his paintings resonate with the spirit.
Igor lives in Brooklyn New York. His works are in the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Norton Dodge Collection, Rutgers University, NJ, Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, Literature Museum, Odessa, Ukraine as well as private collections in Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Israel.