Anatoly Metlan was born in 1964 in Yalta, situated in the Ukraine and by the Black Sea.
As a child, he fiddled with the â€œPaintbrushâ€ and the â€œpaintâ€ which he received from his parents who had both experimented art. Metlan grew very fond of the impressionist artists and their wonderful creations. He was attracted towards their use of color, space and texture. He spent many years perfecting his personal and individual style but never forgot the everlasting influence, which he fell in love with as a boy.
In 1985 he completed his High School Studies at a school of the arts and was admitted to study at the â€œKrivoi Rogâ€ University, South of Ukraine.
During his university years, he exhibited extensively and slowly built a solid name for himself as a respected artist and in 1989 was accepted to the Ukranian Artists Guild. As soon as the â€œIron Gateâ€ was opened in the USSR, Metlan and his family made the decision to immigrate to Israel.
During the summer seasons Metlan enjoys traveling to Europe and visiting the areas most precious to him namely, the villages in France and Italy from which he receives his inspiration.
Metlan has exhibited in one-man shows and group exhibitions worldwide. His artworks can also be viewed in private collections and has received overwhelming status.