Born in 1959 in the city of Lviv, Western Ukraine. Anatoli began creating art at an early age. Once he reached his teens, he began attending art class at The Ukrainian Artist Association. He later enrolled at The Ivan Trush College of Decorative and Applied Arts in Lviv, where in 1978 he acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts. After graduating with his degree, Anatoli continued studying under numerous famous artists of Ukraine. Learning new mediums, such as carving, etching and sculpting. By 1990 Anatoli and his family immigrated to Canada. Since then he has plied his talents to numerous creative services throughout the Toronto communities, where he currently resides.