Born in Russia, Eric participated frequently in art programs and published his work in children's magazines, continually meeting with enthusiastic response. After graduating from the prestigious Tbilisi Academy of Art, Eric became more prolific, and his art more experimental.
His talent was recognized by the USSR Union of Artists. Although he had originally planned to become a university professor of painting, his own exhibitions were frequent enough to support his studio. The artistic climate in Russia was somewhat prohibitive, so Eric decided to immigrate to the United States, arriving first in New York and eventually establishing residency in Atlanta.
Eric has exhibited his work internationally.