Dmitri was born in Kiev in 1968, graduated from the local High School for Applied Art and Design in 1988 as designer and from the State Academy of Figurative Art and Architecture in 1994 as painter-monumentalist. Well-known painters-academicians V.Zabashty and V.Storozhenko were among his professors. He is member of the Union of Ukrainian Artists since 1998.
The first one-man-show of D.Dobrovolsky took place in Kiev in 1994. During the following twenty creative years he has taken part in more than 20 local and international expositions: In the Ukraine – in Kiev, in United Kingdom – in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh, in Germany – in Kassel, in Russia – in Moscow, in the U.S.A. – in Chicago, in Estonia – in Tallinn and Kuressaare. His works are in the private collections and museums of European countries as well as of the U.S.A. and Canada.
1988 – Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design 1994 – National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture 1998 – Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Awards: Numerous diplomas and certificates for the participation in international and national exhibitions, festivals and promotions. Dmytro Dobrovolsky participated in numerous Ukrainian and international exhibitions, he successfully stages solo exhibitions in the UK and Estonia (Leighton House Museum, Ice House Gallery, Nexus Gallery, Rios Art Gallery, US ART Gallery).His paintings are in private and museum collections in Ukraine, UK, Germany, the USA, Holland, Estonia, Finland, France, Canada, Russia… The established artist based in Tallinn. Dmytro Dobrovolsky visits Britain annually over the past 20 years. Dmytro painted places in Cambridge, Edinburgh and the Cotswolds, but it is London that has always been the main focus in his series of British paintings. The canals of Little Venice, leafy squares in Kensington, and green London gardens glow in his modern impressionist paintings, which he calls “mosaics in oil”. Dmytro has a very special connection with the Holland Park area, as he had two important exhibitions at the Leighton House Museum. His beautiful painting “Summer in Holland Park” was sold at the Princess Trust Charity Auction, organized by Prince Charles.