Andrij was born in Ukraine and has lived in Toronto since 1948. He studied art at the University of Innsbruck and at the Ontario College of Art. Andrij has had many solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group shows in Canada and abroad. In 1999, at the Pastel Artists Society International Convention, he was named “Master Pastellist”. He was also showcased in the Pastel Artist International magazine. Andrij is the former President of the “Kozub” Literary Society and of the Ukrainian Association of Visual Artists in Canada, and a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Pastel Artists Society and the Society of Canadian Artists.