Dmitri Danish was born and brought up in the Ukraine. His father was the principal of a local high school and believed a good education included knowledge of art, music and literature. A fine amateur artist himself he encouraged his three sons to draw and paint from an early age. Dmitriís mother was similarly inclined and took her young children to every interesting cultural event she could find, from lectures about 16th century art to screenings of classic movies.
Considering the advantages of this background, it is hardly surprising that by the age of five Dmitri was taking his first professional painting lessons and by 13 was accepted into a gifted children''s art school. His technical excellence and creative skills increased dramatically and at 15 he was enrolled at Kharkiv State Art College.
In 1986 Dmitri graduated from college and began to teach art professionally, but very soon saw that this career would not allow him the freedom of expression he needed to paint successfully. After three years in the Ukrainian army he attended the Department of Fine Art at Kharkiv State University, and within two years had become a member of the prestigious Union of Ukrainian Artists. Dmitriís career took off almost immediately and he began to exhibit in Ukraine, Russia and other Eastern European countries. In 2000 he had a solo exhibition at the Kharkiv State Museum of Fine Art which purchased three of his paintings for its permanent collection. Soon thereafter his work became known in the United States with further prestigious sales including three works to the New Jersey Museum of Modern Art.
Influenced by the Impressionists and Post Impressionists, in particular Alfred Sisley, Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Dmitriís first love has always been the details of a closely observed cityscape. His timeless oils on canvas portray beguiling scenes of his favourite European cities and sell for commanding prices on the international market.