Leonid Balaklav was born in 1956 in Beltze, Moldavia, USSR.
1973 Graduated from the Art school in Kiev; 1975 Art Institute in Odessa.
Immigrated to Israel in 1990.
The works by Leonid Balaklav are exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections in Israel and worldwide.
Awards:1987, Gold Medal at the International Film Festival, Tokyo; 1995, Jerusalem Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Jerusalem; 2002, The Israel Museum & Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist.
Lives and works in Jerusalem.