ARTIST BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:
Yevgeniy Prokopov is a Ukrainian sculptor who was awarded the title of Merited Artist of Ukraine.
Yevgeniy was born in Kiev, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union (in present-day Ukraine). His father, Yosyp Fedorovych Prokopov, a celebrated painter and World War II veteran, firmly believed in giving his son the freedom in pursuing his artistic talents. His mother, Valentina Semenivna, a geologist, frequently took her son on geological expeditions, which later served as an inspiration to his future sculptures.