Pavel (Paul) Nikitchenko was born in Moscow, Russia in 1963. In 1983 he entered Moscow State Academy of Fine Art. From 1986-88 he participated in the work of the Moscow Experimental Studio of Painting and Graphic Art. In 1987-89 Pavel studied art at Professor Butoroff’s private Art School in Moscow. In 1992 he served as an art director at the International Art Center in Moscow. In 1993 he founded the Independent Ivanov Art Agency in the framework of the International Association of Art Historians and spent two years organizing exhibitions of modern Russian Artists. During 1995 Pavel moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where he worked and lived enjoying the inspiration of that beautiful city, while also managing his own independent gallery. In the fall of 2000 Pavel began touring the Western Hemisphere and exhibiting his art for a new audience.