Alexander Solotzew was born on July 17, 1957 in Königsberg into the family of artists. It immediately looked like the boy inherited his artistic DNA from his father, who was a professor of art. From an early age Alexander was fascinated with the colors and movements of nature and people around him. At the age of eleven he was admitted to the Art Lyceum for gifted children in Moscow. From a young age he was exploring the Old Masters like Botticelli, Michelangelo and El Greco.

Later, Alexander was encouraged to continue his rigorous classical training in one of the world-renowned Academies of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg named by I.Y. Repin. There the young artist became a member of an underground group searching an alternative way to express himself through art. Alexander’s political views on human rights and freedom didn’t sit well with the Soviet regime and he was forced to immigrate to East Germany, where he started developing as an avant-garde artist.
Solotzew’s aesthetic language can be described as a fusion of figurative art with elements of cubism and realism. Inspired by 20th-century Russian masters, his paintings embody compelling artistry and visual sensitivity. Solotzew chiseled his style to perfection. He can be easily recognized by the spiral movements of his wide brush strokes and a diamond like color palette with almost real engagement of floating figures. All of these are the symbols of the artist’s life philosophy and passion for love.

Solotzew is a true cosmopolitan, who believes that different languages and cultures enrich the world and it is a great motivation for him to portray daily scenes depicting human relations in specific settings, be it the United States or Europe where he spends time every year.

Solotzew has presented over two hundred exhibitions around the world for more than four decades, receiving international critics' praise. The Artist received numerous awards, including gold medals for his artistic contribution to Germany’s national culture. His works belong to significant private and institutional collections in Europe and the United States.
Mystery of Venice , oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
My Little Captain, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
Mimi in New York, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
La Cirque du Soliel, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
From Paris with Love, oil on canvas, 54 x 54 inches
Tete a tete with Venice , oil on canvas, 54 x 54 inches
Mozart is dreaming of the Magic Flute, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Under Florida Sun, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches