Pavlo Makov born on August 28, 1958 in Leningrad in a family of doctors. When Makov was five years old, his parents moved to Ukraine, where he lived for some time in Rivne, Kyiv and Simferopol. He studied at an art school for three years.
In 1974, he entered the Crimean Art School in Simferopol, from which he graduated in 1979. From 1977 to 1978 he studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, and since 1979 – at the Faculty of Graphics at the Kharkiv Institute of Art and Industry, which he graduated in 1984.
In 1988, the Sumy State Art Museum acquired three works by Makov. In the same year, Makov became a member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine and the following year won the Grand Prix at the All-Union Biennial of Easel Graphics in Kaliningrad.
In 1991, four works by Makov were purchased by the Tretyakov Gallery. Since 1994, Makov has been a member of the Royal Society of Painters and Graphic Artists of Great Britain, where he taught at the Royal College of Art in the early 1990s. Since 2007 – Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine.
Makov’s works have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the National Art Gallery (Kiev), the Center for Contemporary Art (Osaka), the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Ibiza) and others meetings. Pavel Makov’s works were also exhibited at Sotheby’s (2009).