Born in 1956 in the former Soviet Union.
In 1976 he completed his studies at the Moldovan High School of Painting and in 1982 completed his studies at the Lviv Art Academy.
In 1988-1990, he received special grants from the Artists Association of the Soviet Union.
It is doubtful whether any other artist studied for 21 years before showing his paintings in the art scene. Gorban graduated at the age of 30 after a track record of working closely with the best Russian artists, while using dozens of painting techniques. He was given the right to present his works in an international exhibition at the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad alongside artists such as Salvador Dali, Kandinsky, Chagall and others. Gorban also received a free 140 squre meter studio in Moscow.
In 1990, Gorban immigrated to Israel. He decided to leave everything behind-the exhibitions, the recognition, the spacious studio in Moscow, the summer house on the Black Sea-and make the transition to Israel.
In the national album of the history of Russian art, Gorban appears prominently as one of the young and influential artists of the 20th century between 1960 and 1980, together with three of his paintings.
"Painting is a sensual experience", says Gorban , "I'm not willing to sign my name until I'm completely satisfied. I never painted under pressure or under any guideline, and my success comes from people who feel the same satisfaction I felt at the end of painting "..." This technique is nothing, you can not lie to the viewer with a beautiful spot, a person is looking for something deeper"
His still painting lives so vividly, not only because of his excellent realist technique, but because of the soul that sees the source of life in every object and object, as if the soul of the inanimate is revealed to the painter.
His name is repeated again and again in the headlines, and not only as a leading Russian artist, even as a first-rate artist in Israel. In 2009 he won the Fichman Prize for Art.
Paintings by Michael Gorban are now exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the Soviet Union, as well as private collections in the United States, Canada, England, Japan, Belgium, France, Germany, Australia and Israel.
His creations are presented in many important art
collections and museums in Israel and around the world.