Sergey was born on 7th of September in 1960. In 1988 he graduated from Surikov Institute (Glazunov portrait workshop). He worked in Academy, which he created himself; in Vereschagin Art Studio; in Surikov Institute; in Russian Art Academy. Since 2000 Sergey is a member of the Artists Union of Russia; he is also a member of the International Assotiation of Art. Sergey works in painting and graphics,he uses various techniques. Sergey Efoshkin works in genres as portrait, landscape, historical genre and illustration. He is the winner of: - International Contest of San Pales Hotel (Sapporo, Japan) - Contest for painting the church in Military Academy of General Staff of Ministry of Defence( Russian Federation). Sergey is the author of such series of paintings as: “Life of Sergiy Radonezhskiy”, “Life of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker”, “From the history of Russia”, “From the history of russian police” etc. He has also illustrated books: “Hegumen of Russia”, “Reverend Sergiy Radonezhskiy”, “St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker”, “Alphabet in russian proverbs” etc. Sergey Efoshkin is a member of the album “1000 russian artists”. Originals and reproductions of his paintings have spread all over the world.