Alexander Chistov was born in the Soviet
Union and moved to the United States as a teenager, settling
in Los Angeles California.
Alexanders exposure to Eastern European culture and American
culture, as a young boy, helped him broaden his horizon as an
His exposure to art form both continents helped define the route
he would later take from muralist to fine art artist.
He lived near Melrose Ave and Fairfax and was deeply influenced
by the murals that ran across the alleys.
Soon he picked up aerosol, as a medium, and started creating
murals around the Los Angeles County.
His murals prompted people to take notice of his talent and was
commissioned to paint several murals for schools from the Los
Angeles Unified School District.
Creating huge murals helped Alexander learn new skills and techniques
that would later help him transition into fine art.
After creating beautiful murals around the city, Alexander wanted
to expand his artistic ability and got interested in traditional
art. He fully emerged himself into learning everything about
oil painting and realism.
He studied old masters such as; Diego Velázquez,
Joaquín Sorolla, Ivan Shishkin, Anders Zorn, and Sir Lawrence
Alma-Tadema and many other masters.
Alexander was able gather information about the techniques used
by old masters and applied it to his paintings.
He continues to learn daily about traditional art and hopes to
polish his technique with each painting.
Alexanders objective is to create paintings that will beautifully
capture his subject and prompt the senses of the viewer.