Arkadin Ostritsiki was born in 1948 in Kishinev, Molodova, once part of the Soviet Union. At an early age, he was recognized as being gifted in drawing and painting. By the age of 20, he was accepted in Moldova's most distinguished art school, the Rapin Art Academy. He graduated with distinction, earned many awards, and became one of his country's most important painters. He was chosen to paint numerous monumental works in public institutions, and created many large frescoes. Arkady also became a distinguished art teacher with many art students under his tutelage.
When the gates of the USSR opened, at the beginning of the 1990's, Arkady traveled extensively through Europe where he fell in love with Europe's architecture and women, particularly those in France. This love affair continues today , even after his emigration to Israel. His subjects include the streets, buildings and the women of France and Spain.
Arkady has had numerous on-person shows and group exhibition in galleries and museums throughout the USSR and Europe. In addition, he has had several shows in the United States and most recently in Japan.