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Dima Zaitchik

"Behind the Stage"

"Red Skirt"

"Le Etude"

"Columbine & Harlequin"

"After the Show"

"Dreams of Glory"

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Dima Zaitchik




     Dima was born in Moscow, Russia in 1955. It was his aunt, an engineer and passionate art lover, who noticed and encouraged Dima’s interest in drawing.  He started to draw as early as at age 4. Drawing practically everything that caught his attention: people, animals, and favorite cartoon characters. The aunt insisted on sending him to study art at a prestigious School on Kropotkinskaya on the grounds of the famous Museum of European Fine Art in Moscow. 

Dima graduated from art school with honors and before he could continue his art education in the university, he had an unfortunate accident that threw him off his dreams. Six surgeries, two years of recovery and his right hand still severely damaged, at the age of 18, he taught himself to draw with his left hand. Several years later Dima was accepted and earned his Master Degree in Fine Arts at the Moscow Academy of Applied Art and Design (former Stroganoff) and was accredited by Russian Artist Association.


     When the Gorbatchev era started and small private businesses were allowed in Russia, Dima opened his Art and Design Studio in Moscow and successfully operated it till he decided to leave for Israel in 1991. Working in different fields of Art and Design, painting fine art has always been his favorite. It allowed him to express his artistic vision at its best.  His first four years in Israel were dedicated for painting only. Numerous shows, exclusive gallery representation, and commission for The Temple Institute in Jerusalem were just a few of his accomplishments. As a tribute to his talent two of Dima’s paintings are in the Temple Museum in Jerusalem, Israel.


     Since 1996 Dima calls Toronto, Canada his new home. His paintings are in private collections in Russia, Canada, Israel, the Netherlands and the United States. He also shares his passion for art through teaching.

He says about his Art:”From early childhood I was always intrigued and fascinated by magic play of light and shade. I found amazing how everything leaves on trees, grass and water- was changing at sunrise and sunset, how sunlight made everything to look absolutely new and different each and every time. Trying to work in different styles and mediums I always keep one thing straight I see the world around us as piercing luminescence of rich colors sculpturing the objects. The hymn to the beauty of the light that's the main idea behind all my paintings.  If you can see and feel it in my works, then I can't be pleased more.” 





Degree MA of Fine Arts        1982 Moscow Academy of Applied Art and Design (former Stroganoff), Moscow, Russia


Certificate                             1992 Computer Applications in Graphic Design, Tel Aviv, Israel


Art Qualifications and Areas of Specialization:

                        Oil and Acrylic Painting, Illustration,Classical Animation, Flash Animation,Graphic Design, Interior Design.


Professional experience:


1996- Present    Freelance Artist   

Toronto, Canada

                        Oil and acrylic paintings sold to private collections in USA, Canada, Russia, Israel and Netherlands

                        Personal art tutoring and art classes for all ages

                        Murals. Including Mural in Maternity Ward of Scarborough General Hospital in collaboration with DOI Designs (2002)

                        Flash Animations. Including  Maple Shorts TV project Flash film festival CBC.  Submission "Come to Mommy"  (2005)

                        Graphic design, Illustration, Comics


1994-1996         Animator, Background Artist   

"ANIMA" Studio,Tel Aviv, Israel

                        Classical Animation


1992-1996         Freelance Artist

Tel Aviv,Israel

                        Oil and Acrylic painting sold through Aviram Gallery and Albert's Gallery, Jaffa, Israel

1993                 Commissioned for two oil paintings for Institute of Temple in Jerusalem, Israel


1991-1992         Artist        

"Pikanti" Tel Aviv, Israel

                        More than 200 paintings sold, 3 exhibitions


1986                 Accredited by Russian Artist Association


1983-1984         Leading Designer

Central Museum of Great October Revolution Moscow, Russia

                        Design of Museum expositions and Exhibitions.




1992                 Incentive Bonus of Israeli Artists Association


Shows and Galleries:


2014                 Annual Fall Group Show, Crescent Hill Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


2014- Present    Progressive Fine Art, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


2008-2013         Rocfern International Galleries, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada


2003                 Artexpo   New York, NY USA


2002                 Artexpo   New York, NY USA


2001                 Artexpo   New York, NY USA


1992-1996         Permanent exhibit Albert's Gallery, Jaffa, Israel


1991                 "Young Moscow Artists" Budapest, Hungary


1990                 "Young Artists"   Moscow, Russia  


1989                 Annual exhibition of Russian Artists, Moscow, Russia


1988                 "Moscow Artists" Moscow, Russia


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