Andrei Markin was born in 1976 in the village Andreevka of the Solnechnogorsk region, Russiain a family of the artist Victor Markin.
In 1991 he finished Zelenograd painting school and entered Moscow Art College where he was taught by the Honoured artist of Russia Mikhail Kugach.
In 1994 Andrei entered the Russian Academy of Art, Sculpture and Architecture, the dean of which is the People\’s artist of the USSR Ilia Glazunov.
In 2000 he graduated from the Russian Academy with honours, his diploma was a portrait of the People’s actor of the USSR Victor F. Stepanov.
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