Zakhar Sherman, a contemporary Canadian artist, was born March 19, 1950 in the former Soviet Union. He graduated from the Art Department of the Moscow Pedagogical University, and began exhibiting his works in 1971. After establishing himself as a successful artist in his native land (his art works are represented in the Tretiakov National Gallery, Moscow, Russia and the Museum of Arts, Novosibirsk, Russia) he became a well-known artist in Finland, Sweden, France, Germany and then all around Europe. Examples of his art may be seen in the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; City Art Museum, Dresden, Germany; Museum of Modern Art Lodge, Poland; Modern Art Museum in Tampere, Finland; Art Museum in Turku, Finland.
In 1990 Zakhar moved to Tel-Aviv, Israel, where he became a member of the Leviathan Group. The Haifa University Museum and Hertzylia’s Museum of Israeli Art collections presently contain his works.