Igor Bitman, an artist ( also Igor B. Glik as a photographer )
Born in 1953 in Moscow where he studied at Fine Artschool. Escaped from the Soviet Union in 1980. Afterhaving lived in Italy and Canada, he permanently settledin France in 1987.
Exhibits regularly in art galleries in France, Italy andNetherland.
Has many personal exhibitions. Won a lot of awards, three of which the distinguished prizes of Fine Art Academy.
« Since the beginning of my carrier as a painter, the photography has been part of my painting process. It has often been a kind of sketching that is an important role in development of my paintings. But about three or four years ago, encouraged by famous photographers, I let my photographic work be liberated from painting. I would say that today photography became my separate artistic activity, a parallel path that allows me to pursue my work with different means » – Igor Bitman