Anatoly Metlan was born in 1964 in Yalta, a city in the southern Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea.
Metlan's interest in art developed at a young age, the child of two parents who both experimented in art themselves.
He pursued a formal education to sharpen his skills, graduating from the local high school of the arts in 1985 and going on to study at the Krivoi Rog University in Ukraine.
Metlan began exhibiting his work while in college, and soon
was recognized in the surrounding community of art
and was accepted to the Artists Guild of Ukraine in 1989.
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Metlan and his family immigrated to Israel, where they continue to live.
Metlan enjoys traveling during the summer to Italy and France, capturing the warmth, light, and bold, vibrant color in the seascapes and villages of their coastal regions.
Metlan's work has been exhibited around the world, including France, Israel, and throughout the United States. His work is eagerly collected by art lovers worldwide.
These days the artist is focusing on painting women, flamenco dancers and gypsies. The paintings are highly esthetic and full of feminine movement and passion.