Alexander Kanchik was born in 1959 in Moldova, formerly part of the Soviet Union and close to Romania.He graduated from the Crimean Academy of Arts in !984. He went on to get a Masters in Painting at the Academy of Theater in Leningrad in 1989. Following this, he did stage design in Moldova. In 1990 he made aliya to Israel and in 2001 emigrated to the United States. In 2009, Kanchik returned to Israel where he now resides. Much of his work has Jewish themes like the one featured below. His work has been exhibited in Israel, the United States and Europe.