Alexi Zaitsev was born in 1959 in Ryazan, Russia. He graduated in 1983 from the Ulianov Art School and worked as a book and magazine illustrator at the Union of Journalists of the USSR. In 1990, Zaytsev began to show his work at various fine art exhibitions and soon became one of the most talked about young Russian artists. His work is in great demand and usually sells out at each exhibition.
Zaitsev’s composition and style, albeit Impressionistic, seem to come alive in three dimensions. His works often include his three favorite subjects: children, nature and the sea. Zaitsev’s works are in the permanent collections of the Institute of the Russian Economy and Culture, the Russian Embassy in Ireland, the Russian Embassy in Hungary and The Art Centre of Belfast, Ireland.
Several of his works are in the fine art collections of major corporations such as Bayer AG (Germany) and Rand Xerox (USA). He is held in the official art collection of the President of Russia (Kremlin, Moscow). Zaitsev’s paintings are also held in such important private collections as the collection of the former United States Ambassador to Russia as well as in the collections of both the present and former Russian Ambassadors to Turkey.