Born in Moscow in 1974, Alexei Butirskiy entered The Moscow Art College in 1992. In 1996 he finished his studies at the Art College and graduated with an Excellence Diploma. In 1998 he completed the Russian Academy of the Arts with the highest honors attainable and soon thereafter assumed the role of a Professor of Drawing.
Since 2000, Butirskiy has participated in over 250 exhibitions. In the fall of 2007 Alexei was invited to exhibit his work at the prestigious Il Vittoriano in the Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy. Built in 1911 to honor the unknown soldier, Il Vittoriano has been the site of many important art exhibitions honoring Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Monet, Manet, Degas and many more. Alexei shares with us his emotions, his vision of life, and magnificent views of cities, countrysides, homes, and canals with a vitality that only a few great artists have been able to achieve. Alexei’s work is proudly exhibited in galleries across the United States and Canada and in private collections throughout the world.