Slava Brodinsky was born in Birobidzhan in the Soviet Union (now eastern Russia) in 1955. Demonstrating a menage of artistic talent at a very young age, he attended a fine-arts-focused high school. After serving in the Soviet Army, Brodinsky returned home to continue his studies at the Fine Art Academy of Birobidzhan, graduating in 1979 with distinction. Throughout the ‘80s, he began participating in one-man and group shows across the U.S.S.R.
In 1991, he moved to Israel with his wife and son. Brodinsky had a hard time acclimating to the new country, unfamiliar with Israel’s light and colors. Once he began painting again, his new surroundings dramatically affected his style, creating brighter, earthier tones with a broader sense of light and shadow. Fresh landscapes quickly seeped into his painting, inspired by his travels through the Galilee region of northern Israel and Europe. Exposing the rolling hills of Tuscany, Umbria, and the south of France, Brodinsky developed his unique style, brushing a mixture of sand, paint, and plaster on canvas. The colorful seasons of the year provided a wide spectrum for his color palette, playfully maintaining his landscape-based style. To date, Brodinsky has exhibited as a solo artist and in groups throughout America, Russia, Canada, France, England, the Netherlands, and Japan. His work is collected across the world.