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Aleksander Balos was born 1970 in Gliwice Poland to a father who was a self-taught artist. Through the help of a sponsor, Balos had an opportunity at the age of 18 to re-locate to the U.S. In 1995 Balos received B.F.A. in painting, and afterwards moved to Chicago where he completed a 2-year program at The School of Representational Art. While still enrolled at the school, Balos was offered his first solo show at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, who still represents his work to this day in the Midwest and various art fairs. In 2005 Balos moved to Northern California and currently reside in Mt. Shasta, where he operate an art atelier. Balos utilizes the Old Masters painting techniques who’s lineage and methods dates back to Jacques-Louis David, impressionistic methods, as well as more contemporary ones. Since 1997 Balos has been represented by the Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, where he has held five solo exhibitions.