Andras Manajlo was born in 1970 in Uzhgorod, in the wonderful Transcarpathia region, in a painter dynasty family. His ascendants – grandfather Fedor and his father Iván – achieved significant place in the art life of the region. A talent from very young age Andras’ work always possessed a unique quality that is deeply intense and critical in its sensibility. While working in advertising Andras established his own venture, and – proudly taking his Ruthenian origin – became the leader of the Hungary’s Ruthenians. During that time Andras organised several international art-camps and took part in numerous collective and solo exhibitions.
One of the most outstanding fine arts historian of Hungary, Dr. Balázs Feledy wrote on him as follows: „Andras Manajlo is a really talented painter with remarkable abilities, great genes, thus based on his talent and capabilities he will be able to create a type of painting with very individual values, with which he is expected to occupy an honourable place in the European history of fine arts.”