Nathan Elkanovich was born in Moldova, USSR.
Ever since painting became an integral part of his life, he began developing a unique painting technique in which he mixed all kinds of plastic materials in different quantities - including silicon and acrylic- and sprinkled them on the canvas. This resulted in the creation of three-dimensional textures on surfaces. His iconic series includes portraits of famous people who influenced his life deeply. These icons had a long lasting impact on him through their influence on philosophy and popular culture. By painting them, he expressed his respect towards them and cherished their great impact on his world.