Palla Jeroff was born in Urumqi, Xinjiang in 1957. At the age of 17, the Chinese Government selected Palla to study the fine art of oil painting and drawing at the University of Xian where he received a Bachelor of Arts. After his graduation, Palla became an Art Professor and engaged in teaching and research for many years.
A trip to Australia in the early 1980’s inspired Palla, not only by the wonderful colours and landscape but also for the easy-going culture. This in turn made Palla realise that Australia was going to be his home.
Since arriving in Australia in 1985, Palla has gained tremendous success and recognition for his paintings both nationally and internationally. Since then he has been invited to exhibit throughout the world including Germany, France, China and America stimulating huge demand for his paintings.
Following a highly successful exhibition in 1998, at the acclaimed Guangzhou International Art Exposition, Principals from the Guangdong Museum of Art visited Sydney to choose one of Palla’s works to hang permanently in the Museum’s private collection – one of the most prestigious art collections in the world.
It is rare for an artist to be able to achieve successfully the styles of culture that are not familiar to his original heritage. Palla has adopted Australia as his country and has transferred his artistic talent to a new land. He is known for his wonderful rich colours, which capture the spirit of the Australian landscape. He also captures its people in a way that is quite unique and authentic.