Born half century ago Sasha Ginsburg began to paint already at an early age. Grown up in Riga, Latvia, he studied in late 80's and early 90's under the guidance of famous Latvian painters such as Kurt Fridrihsons, Abram Bikov and Vitaly Karkunov. In 1980 he published his first own work and later began to participate in various exhibitions. Since his immigration to Germany in 1993 Sasha Ginsburg lives in the small town of Osnabrueck. In addition to traditional oil painting, Sasha often turns to different materials and techniques. Thus in recent years, he created series of paintings with stone and mosaic motives. Sasha also works intensively as portraitist and experiments with gold colour and surrealistic themes.