Michael Kachan was born in the countryside of Armenia. There, he completed secondary school and was a noteworthy student specializing in art. In 1985, he graduated with honors from the Kiev Institute of Arts. Before immigrating to Israel in 1992, Kachan was selected to represent the Ukrainian Painters League in a group exhibition that toured major cities throughout the former Soviet Union and abroad. During that period he also created several monumental installations for various institutions. A playful and festive atmosphere characterizes his works. His colors are vibrant and celebratory and his subjects are primarily centered on musicians, lovers, and dreamers, suggesting the influences of the 20th century master, Marc Chagall and the Bolivian naïve artist, Rodo Graciela Boulange.